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Hard economic times have affected millions of Americans, not to mention financial institutions and businesses.
Despite the struggle that many face, one Los Alamos institution is working to meet the needs of education today.
During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, UNM-LA Executive Director Cedric Page gave councilors a briefing on the state of the school.
Despite, or maybe because of, the recession the nation is facing, enrollment at UNM-LA is up 27 percent over the same period last year. In addition, student credit hours are up 16 percent.
UNM-LA has also seen an up tick in retention, with the fall to spring retention rate at 84 percent. “We’re very proud. This is the highest it’s ever been,” Page said. “We’re canceling fewer classes and we’re adding more online classes.”
Page said that in an effort to keep enrollment and retention numbers up, staff has added new degrees with emphasis in computer science technology and game programming.
“We’ve also added new e-learning opportunities and have provided faculty with training to teach online classes,” he added.
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