Davidson said the goal remains to continue to grow UE’s enrollment for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The new Downtown Stone Family Center for Health Sciences “positively complements” two of UE’s graduate programs, Davidson said: the doctor of physical therapy and the physician assistant program. He said the physician assistant graduate program continues to “gain traction” in its second year, as well as newer graduate programs in athletic training and public health.
Another Fall 2018 milestone: UE received more applications in school history for the 2018-19 school year with a 24 percent increase in applications compared to last year.
UE President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz said, in a statement, increased interest in UE is a “direct reflection of the tremendous academic and experiential opportunities.”
Pietruszkiewicz also noted a long list of “exciting new developments” at UE he believes adds to the momentum.
Davidson couldn’t elaborate on those developments but said more information will be released in coming months as officials develop a new strategic plan.
“We tailor campus visits to the individual interest of our prospective students,” Davidson said. “And we’d love to create a personal visit experience for anyone interested in seeing how UE can transform their life at a cost that’s affordable for all students.”
Recent positive UE news helping to improve recruitment efforts, according to Davidson, include:
❚ UE was named the seventh Best College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report on Monday. UE climbed two spots in the Best Colleges list.