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College welcomes record 2,856 students

At a September all-college meeting,  president Kirk Schulz reviews progress on the 2025 plan to make K-State one of the nation's Top 50 Public Research Universities.

At a September all-college meeting, president Kirk Schulz reviews progress on the 2025 plan to make K-State one of the nation’s Top 50 Public Research Universities.

Both Kansas State University and the College of Human Ecology broke enrollment records this fall.

The college recorded 2,856 undergraduate and graduate students, up from 2,516 in 2012.

As of Sept. 20, 24,581 students make up the largest enrollment in the university’s 150-year history. The Manhattan campus has 302 more students than last fall.

Human Ecology numbers show:

  • 2,458 undergraduate students,
  • 250 master’s degree students,
  • 110 doctoral degree students and
  • 38 non-degree graduate students.

Of those, 46 attend the K-State Salina campus which offers degrees in family studies and human services; 301 are non-campus students in undergraduate studies; and 216 are non-campus students in graduate programs.

“When students and parents see that we aspire to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025, they realize that this is a place where students can set their own big goals and find the encouragement and support to achieve them,” said President Kirk Schulz.

This fall 2,106 students came to K-State from more than 100 countries. That’s a one-year increase of 61 international students.

“We’re the No. 1 choice for Kansas high school seniors. We have a student body that’s larger and more diverse than ever. Among Kansas public universities, we have the highest percentage of freshmen who return their sophomore year because K-State continually strives to provide students the best undergraduate experience.” said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students.

 By Human Ecology communications

This entry was posted on Friday, October 11th, 2013 and is filed under Apparel, Textiles & Interior Design, College News, Family Studies & Human Services, Hospitality Management & Dietetics, Human Nutrition, Kinesiology.

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