Edwards Campus' summer enrollment
jumps 30 percent

By Elaine Warren

Summer 2000 enrollment is up 34 percent from last summer, setting a new all-time record for summer enrollments at the KU Edwards Campus.

"This is the highest summer enrollment increase the Edwards Campus has experienced," says Bob Clark, dean of the KU Edwards Campus.

Clark says the enrollment increase can be partly attributed to the 27 undergraduate courses that are being offered. This summer is the first time the Edwards Campus has offered such courses to the greater Kansas City community.

"The Edwards Campus is creating a reputation for offering educational opportunities in response to what the community needs and wants," Clark says. "The undergraduate courses are another example of our strategic response."

Since 1997, the Edwards Campus has experienced record-breaking enrollments. "Even without including the undergraduate credit hours in our final enrollment report, we still show a 14 percent increase from last summer's enrollment," Clark says.

The graduate programs with the greatest enrollment increase include the School of Social Welfare, School of Engineering and School of Education.

This fall the Edwards Campus will begin to offer undergraduate courses to nontraditional students, which will fulfill requirements for future undergraduate degree-completion programs in biology and English.

These programs will be jointly offered along with Johnson County Community College.

The Edwards Campus plans to offer undergraduate courses again next summer.













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