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College of Ag enrollment up

Undergraduate enrollment in the College of Agriculture increased for the 2010-11 academic year, reflecting the array of educational and research opportunities offered to students.

Figures released in the fall show that enrollment increased by 100 students, to 2,675, from the fall of 2009. Of that number, 2,161 students, or 81 percent, are from Indiana.

Enrollment among graduate students also increased, from 579 in 2009 to 601 this academic year.

“With our broad focus on the food, agricultural, life and natural resources sciences, the College of Agriculture is a great place for a passionate student with a wide range of interests,” said Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture.

About 30 percent of Purdue’s agriculture students move on to professional and graduate schools, training to be researchers, veterinarians, physicians and attorneys, among other careers.

“The college is known for providing an exceptional experience for undergraduate students,” Akridge said.

“One goal in the new college strategic plan is for every student to have a transformational learning experience before they graduate,” he said.

“We are continually exploring new ways to enhance the quality of the student experience here to help prepare the next generation of leaders in the food, agricultural, life science and natural resources fields,” Akridge said.

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