WSU Reports Record University-wide Enrollment – but a drop in Spokane

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Good news for Washington State University – enrolls record freshmen class for fall 2010 across all campuses and distance learning programs.

In Spokane, however:

When viewed separately, however, WSU Spokane shows a decline in head-count enrollment to 1,286 students this fall, compared to 1,349 last fall. WSU Spokane does not accept entering freshmen.

via University Relations – WSU Reports Record University-wide Enrollment.

No reason given for the decline at the Spokane campus, which is slated for a number of program expansions coming soon.

Separately, WSU is one of the top 25 campuses favored nationwide by employers when doing college recruiting. Well done!

Recruiters said graduates of top public universities are often among the most prepared and well-rounded academically and fit well into corporate cultures.

The WSJ article said that public universities have become the favorite of companies over liberal arts or Ivy League colleges because of their large student populations and their focus on teaching practical skills. Last year top corporate recruiters included in the survey hired a total of 43,000 new graduates.

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