Enrollment jumps 7 percent at UAS

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2000

JUNEAU (AP) -- Enrollment at the University of Alaska Southeast increased nearly 7 percent this fall compared to the same time last year.

University officials credit mailings, Internet listings and other recruitment efforts for the increase from 1,762 students to 1,881 students.

First-time freshman, candidates for master's degrees in teaching and transfer students all increased, said Dean of Students Bruce Gifford.

The school mailed 30,000 brochures to high school juniors and seniors, including all such students in Alaska and selected students from other states.

The university bought lists of names from other states, focusing on students who had good SAT scores and showed an interest in the subjects UAS specializes in, such as marine biology. New students come from 25 states, Gifford said. And all of the freshman biology sections are full.

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