Kansas State, other state universities see enrollment drop
Associated Press - September 27, 2015 1:21 pm
Kansas State officials say the university will reduce its budget by $6 million.
Kansas State University officials are attributing the school’s first enrollment decline in nine years to tougher admission standards.
The Manhattan Mercury (http://bit.ly/1jnBGX0) reports enrollment fell by 620 students, or 2.5 percent, according to a Kansas Board of Regents report detailing last week’s official census.
The report says enrollment at state universities overall dropped by about 1 percent, or 890 students, while enrollment at the state’s technical colleges rose by 6.3 percent.
The University of Kansas and Fort Hays State are the only state universities to see a rise in student numbers.
Kansas State dean of students Pat Bosco says the school has weathered the transition from being a virtual open admissions school to one that intentionally prioritizes student success.
Information from: The Manhattan (Kan.) Mercury, http://www.themercury.com.