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KU enrollment down this year

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Total enrollment at Kansas University [declined to 29,260][1] this year, according to 20th day of class counts released today by the Kansas Board of Regents.Overall, however, enrollment in the six universities that compose the regents system [hit a record high of 90,063 (PDF)][2]. This is the first time the system has topped 90,000 students.KU administrators blamed the decline in enrollment on a more stringent dismissal policy [in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences][3]. About 884 students were dismissed from the college last year, 350 more than the year before.Enrollment at KU's other two campuses, however, set record highs. Enrollment at the Edwards Campus was up 12 percent. KU Medical Center enrollment was also a record, at 2,918. [1]: http://www.news.ku.edu/2007/september/20/enrollment.shtml [2]: http://www.kansasregents.org/download/news/092007%20-%20Press%20Release%20-%20Fall%20Enrollment.pdf [3]: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/sep...

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oldgoof 7 years, 7 months ago

Not sure what Max1 is trying to say, but be careful in comparing annual press reportage about KU enrollments because of inconsistent data sets being reported by the press. The natural complexities associated with reporting Lawrence, KUMC & Edwards Campus metrics, while eliminating double-counts for multiple campus enrollments can easily confuse anyone, including reporters, and reporters are the ones who pick, choose, and characterize which numbers to report. Detailed data is available from Regents sources.

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