UNM wants to increase number of graduate students

Posted at: 10/09/2012 1:52 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -University of New Mexico President Bob Frank wants to increase the number of graduate students attending his school.

The Albuquerque Journal reports  that Frank told the university's Faculty Senate recently that he was concerned about a drop in graduate enrollment.

The number of new graduate students dropped 10 percent from 2009 to 2012. But that figure isn't entirely indicative of graduate student enrollment because the 2009 figure was unusually high.

Still, there was an 8 percent drop, from 1,089 new students last year to 1,002 this year.

UNM has a total of about 4,500 graduate students this year. Gary Harrison, interim dean of the office of graduate studies, says the university hasn't established a specific goal for graduate student enrollment, but it wants to see an increase.

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