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Gender gap issue still hot despite enrollment trend

Editor’s note: An article titled “Gender gap widening in college enrollments,” focusing on the growing number of female college students nationwide and at WSU, was run in the Jan. 10, 2003, issue of WSU Today. That item was an abbreviated and localized version of a Dec. 23 article by Jake Ellison in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer titled “Gender gap puzzles colleges.” Since then, leaders of several women’s groups at WSU have asked that “WSU Today” run the remainder of that article having to do with employment and pay for women in higher education and the corporate workplace. In response, here is that information, printed with permission … » More …

No increase in money, no increase in enrollment

For the first time Washington State University and University of Washington Boards of Regents met together and the issue that brought them to a common table today was the need for adequate funding for their respective universities.In separate actions, both boards unanimously approved a joint resolution stating they support the position not to increase enrollment at their schools unless and until significant progress is made in closing the gap between per student state appropriations and the average per student state appropriations of each university’s comparison institutions.In addition, the resolution stated that any budget reductions must be accompanied by enrollment reductions in order to maintain quality … » More …

10th-day enrollment stats reveal several achievements

Tenth-day enrollment figures continued to show record-high levels, with advancements in many areas including the recruiting of high academic achievers and people of color. “We set out to bring in a (freshman) class with more who were recognized as high achievers and we accomplished this,” said Janet Danley, director of enrollment services. Some 36.6 percent of the class had a grade point average of 3.6 or better.The class is up in all indicators, SAT scores as well as high school GPAs, Danley added.The new freshman class includes 1,478 women and 1,312 men. Some 2,416 are Washington residents. There are 411 students of color, 14.7 percent … » More …

Marketing communications provides survey insights

The following is a brief interview with Mary Gresch, director of marketing communications, regarding her response to this year’s public awareness telephone survey and the university’s integrated marketing efforts.Q: Based on results from this spring’s survey, do you feel the integrated marketing program is achieving hoped-for goals at this point?Gresch: We are very pleased with our progress at this point. The survey results confirm that our efforts are working and that the strengths of the university are becoming better known throughout the state, particularly with prospective high-achieving students, which are our primary target audience.When I say our efforts I want to be … » More …

Hotels rooms reserved to handle record fall enrollment

A few of the 100 students who resided at the 1975 “Cougar Hilton” (aka: Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum)Record enrollment has WSU Housing bursting at the seams and creating alternatives.As of July 17, the Pullman campus had received a total of 12,428 applications for admission from freshman and transfer students for fall quarter, up 1,590 over the same time last year. To date, 5,039 new students have submitted their enrollment deposit, an increase of 624 freshman and transfer students over last year’s number at this time. Meanwhile, 4,571 new and returning students have requested university housing, having signed contracts and paid deposits.This puts a temporary … » More …

Program declared a model

When it comes to recruiting and retaining students of color, nobody does it better in the state than Washington State University, so says the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. In addition to naming it the state’s “model program,” OSPI used a U.S. Department of Education grant to fund a just-completed video/CD to be distributed to high school and community college administrators and counselors statewide, as well as to other state officials.The 18-minute video features comments from a variety of students, faculty and administrators, including V. Lane Rawlins, president; Charlene Jaeger, vice president of student services; Milt Lang, special assistant to the president; Felicia Gaskins, … » More …