Spring semester at UAS brings lower enrollment number

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Spring Semester enrollment at the University of Alaska Southeast is down by about three percent.

    Chancellor Rick Caulfield made that disclosure on Action Line Tuesday

    He was asked how the enrollment numbers vary between their three campuses.

    The chancellor said the campuses in Ketchikan and Sitka are more or less holding their own.  Enrollment in those locations are only down about one percent, he said.   There's been more of a decline in Juneau.  Caulfield said one reason for the decline is the fact that there are a smaller number of graduates coming out of Alaska's high schools.

    The chancellor said they are spending a lot of time on figuring out how to increase enrollment.  "Job one right now is marketing and recruitment and retention of our students."  

     

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