Kansas Wesleyan Enrollment Dips
KSAL Staff - Mon 05:22 PM 10/01/2012
Enrollment at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina is down a little.
According to the school, In 2011-12, the numbers were up at KWU, but mostly due to over-recruiting in some sports, which led to several athletes transferring. Numbers on the sports teams now are more manageable; athletes are seeing playing time, and grades have improved.
The school says that Interim President Dr. Wayne Lowen is pleased with class of 2016 and the caliber of student that is attracted to the University.
“Our standards are high, and I am really pleased. We want students that are academically prepared for university work,” Dr. Lowen said.
“Our students reflect our high standards and it's such a great group of students,” Dr. Lowen said. “We might have lost students in some areas, but we're gaining in others.”
Despite the drop, Lowen doesn't apologize; the campus attitude is very positive.
“We were anticipating a slight drop, and this really enforces our strategic plan of putting more focus on academics,” said Dr. Lowen.