Howard Grimes, dean of the Graduate School, set a goal of a 5 percent increase in graduate enrollment for this semester and, if you look at the numbers he is most concerned about, WSU nearly doubled that goal.
“I’m very happy with these numbers,” he said, showing a graph of new doctoral student enrollments that have increased from 178 in 2005 to 247 in 2007. The increase from 2006 to 2007 was 21 students, or 9.5 percent.
“Kudos for everybody,” he said. “We’re being successful here and we need to understand that and value that.”
Total graduate enrollment increased only 0.3 percent systemwide, and 3.8 … » More …