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Health benefit enrollment open

Open enrollment in WSU health-care plans for 2008 runs Oct. 1 through the end of November. This is the one time each year that employees can change health plans and/or enroll or drop dependants without prior approval.

Information will be mailed to employees during October about plan options, changes and adjusting coverage online.

Rates for 2008 reflect a reduction in growth from previous years, due to changes approved by the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB), said Gov. Christine Gregoire recently. The cost of providing health care to state employees for 2008 is projected to increase by 3 percent, down from 11 percent in … » More …

WSU reports higher, diverse enrollment

Washington State University’s 10th day enrollment figures show increased student numbers at all campuses, a record influx of freshmen and higher numbers of minority students.

Overall, WSU is showing a 3.1 percent increase in enrollment statewide, from 23,654 students last fall to 24,396 in fall 2007. The numbers are buoyed by the first class of freshmen at WSU Tri-Cities, continued strong freshman enrollment at WSU Vancouver and the Pullman campus’ largest freshman class ever.

“We are very pleased with our enrollment profile for WSU statewide,” said Robert Bates, provost and executive vice president.

“We feel we are very much becoming a destination … » More …

WSU campuses report spring enrollment

PULLMAN  – Washington State University reported a university-wide enrollment of 21,694 students for spring 2007, down slightly from last year’s record spring enrollment totals, according to figures released by the university Jan. 26.Spring 2006 had the highest university-wide enrollment for a spring semester in WSU history, 21,903 students. The spring 2007 figure is 1.0 percent less.Enrollment is up significantly in both head count and full-time equivalent students at WSU Vancouver, which welcomed its first freshman class this fall. Full-time equivalent figures are a measure of total credit hours taken by students. Full-time equivalent student figures are also up slightly from last spring at both the … » More …

WSU reports slight increase in enrollment university-wide

PULLMAN– Washington State University reported a university-wide fall enrollment of 23,428 students, up 0.4 percent, or 98 students, from last fall, in its report of 10th day enrollment figures released Monday, Sept. 11. WSU enrollment is above the target set for the university by the legislature in the state budget.The increase was driven by higher enrollment at WSU Vancouver, where headcount enrollment increased 368 students, or 18.8 percent from last year. The Vancouver campus welcomed its first class of first-time freshmen this fall.At the Pullman and Spokane campuses, which are considered a single campus for state enrollment reporting purposes, head-count enrollment dropped by 222 students, … » More …

Vancouver contributes to enrollment increase

WSU reported a universitywide fall enrollment of 23,428 students, up 0.4 percent, or 98 students, from last fall, in its report of 10th day enrollment figures released Monday. WSU enrollment is above the target set for the university by the legislature in the state budget.The increase was driven by higher enrollment at WSU Vancouver, where headcount enrollment increased 368 students, or 18.8 percent from last year. The Vancouver campus welcomed its first class of first-time freshmen this fall.At the Pullman and Spokane campuses, which are considered a single campus for state enrollment reporting purposes, head-count enrollment dropped by 222 students, or 1.1 percent. When viewed separately, … » More …

Academic year begins

PULLMAN — New students, new programs and new buildings were much in evidence as Washington State University opened the 2006-2007 academic year on Monday at all four of its campuses.”The beginning of the academic year is always an exciting time to be around campus,” said WSU President V. Lane Rawlins. “We continue to attract outstanding students, as we expand programs to meet their needs and the needs of the state as a whole.” One notable change this year is the first class of freshmen attending WSU Vancouver. In 2005, the  Legislature authorized the expansion of WSU Vancouver programming to serve freshmen this fall, as a … » More …

WSU reports small enrollment increase for spring semester

Washington State University spring semester enrollments were up slightly university-wide, according to enrollment reports released Feb. 2.Overall, head-count enrollments at the four WSU campuses for spring 2006 are 21,903, compared to 21,894 last spring. The total of full-time equivalent students, a measure of credit hours taken, shows a greater increase, from 20,527 in spring 2005 to 20,662 in spring 2006. WSU Spokane, WSU Vancouver and WSU Tri-Cities all showed increases in FTE enrollment from last spring, while Pullman’s FTE enrollment remained steady.Spring headcount enrollment for the Pullman campus is 17,335 students, down slightly from 17,354 last spring. Women represent 49.4 percent of Pullman enrollment; students … » More …

Striving to maximize money for new graduate students

The 2005 Legislature gave WSU funding to increase new graduate student enrollment. But the state and Graduate School intend to get a much greater bang for the buck.Rather than just the 60 new positions the state funded for 2006 and 2007, Dean Howard Grimes wants the money to work as a catalyst to generate even more funding and greater numbers of graduate students for WSU. He also wants departments and units to use this opportunity to explore strategic planning, restructuring, goal-setting and other types of changes that would improve and expand graduate education.Toward these ends, the Graduate School is making the new student funding available … » More …

Open enrollment for 2006 medical benefits to begin

WSU’s annual open enrollment for health insurance changes begins Monday, Oct. 24, and will end Nov. 30. This is the time when employees can make medical and/or dental plan changes without prior approval. Changes become effective Jan. 1, 2006.All WSU medical plans have had premium rate changes, including a decrease in the Uniform Medical Plan (UMP). All premiums were determined by the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) in Olympia, Wash.UMP has made other changes, as well. More information can be obtained by visiting the PEBB Health Care Authority website at www.pebb.hca.wa.gov. The website also explains which plans are available to which employees, depending on where … » More …

WSU Spokane enrollment climbs to another record high

Washington State University experienced its largest ever fall enrollment in Spokane, with continued strength in the health sciences, design disciplines, nursing and education.Enrollment in Spokane programs reached a headcount of 1,535 this fall, an increase of 7.6 percent over fall 2004.Programs taught at the Riverpoint campus reached an all-time high of 753 full-time equivalent (FTE) students. The WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing reached an all-time high of 707 FTE (846 headcount) undergraduate and graduate students statewide, an increase of 19.2 percent over fall 2004. Of the statewide total, 444 of those FTEs (535 headcount) attend classes at the College of Nursing Spokane campus; growth in … » More …