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 Post subject: Re: General News
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:54 am 
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Here's what I think the issue is:

UCA raises entrance standards. UCA gets better educated students with higher incoming GPAs etc. Sounds good. But it means lower student count overall. But it means likely a higher graduation rate, which is good. However with lower student count comes less funds to run the institution. Which is bad.

So better students = less students = less money.

Less lotto tickets bought = less money for scholarships = more students using state aid to go to school = less money for higher ed.

It's a vicious circle. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: General News
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:56 pm 
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So UCA will benefit from the new funding formula approved by the Legislature based on grad rates?


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 Post subject: Re: General News
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:06 am 
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UCA standards have not been that low nor have the increases effected that many potential students who previously would have been accepted. We just need to be more aggressive in our recruiting. The University of Arkansas standards are higher and they have increased enrollment by 3-4000 over the past few years.


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 Post subject: Re: General News
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:42 pm 
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Have no idea how many uaf's increase from Arkansas but campus parking lots look like Austin North. All I know is when people I know who have never heard of UCA (and sometimes even Little Rock as we have so many newcomers to the state) find about and visit they are always impressed.


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 Post subject: Re: General News
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:17 pm 
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http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/sep/10/in-new-high-ua-freshmen-number-5-065-20-1/?f=latest

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway announced first-time undergraduate enrollment of 1,937 students. The total was an increase from what the state Department of Higher Education reported as 1,880 first-time entering students a year earlier.

UCA reported a total enrollment of 11,350.


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 Post subject: Re: General News
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:14 pm 
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http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/oct/11/room-at-the-top-20171011/

Wow.......something nice about UCA from the ADG...........this fellow Greenberg used to be on my paper route.............


OPINION

PAUL GREENBERG:
The latest in vocational ed

By Paul Greenberg

This article was published October 11, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Thanks to a half-million dollars in We the People's tax money, the latest thing in trade schools is being established at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, better known as UCA. Dubbed a Cyber Range, this computer system is designed to let students become specialists able to spot a cyber attack, fend it off, and predict or prevent other cyber assaults. This state's governor, ordinarily the most cautious of leaders, seems barely able to contain his enthusiasm for this newest form of vocational training.


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