Campus News

Enrollment in graduate programs on the rise for women and minorities

Enrollment in graduate programs at American universities increased in 2004, according to a report by the Council of Graduate Schools. The increase is attributed to female and minority students who make up the 2 percent increase from 2003. The rise in minority students was especially strong in biological and physical sciences, fields where minority representation has been lacking in the past.

Accompanying the rise in enrollment, however, is a decline in the number of international students enrolled in graduate programs last year. According to the report, the enrollment numbers dropped by 3 percent from the previous year. This decline mostly affected the fields of engineering and physical sciences.