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Everyone is looking for ways to fight off the bad economy.For some going back or continuing their college education seems to be the best solution.KSMU’s Erika Brame spoke with the Graduate College at Missouri State University about the increase of applicants.
It’s said with a higher education comes a higher paying job or in today’s world a job period.Missouri State University is seeing some people are considering that route.There is an increase of graduate college applications for the fall semester at the university.It is up by almost 12% and there is still time for more people to apply.Eric Eckert is the Graduate Admissions Coordinator at Missouri State University.He says he’s spoken with lots of people about continuing their education.
“Some are students who are getting ready to graduate that have looked for a job but they can’t find something right now. So they have decided that graduate college is the next thing that they want to try,” he said.
He’s also talked with people coming back from the job world.
“I have seen quit a few people who have come in who have lost their jobs and their looking for a new direction. Or they haven’t lost their jobs but they are looking for a new direction at this time,” he said.
Dr. Einhellig is the Dean of Admission for the Missouri State Graduate College.He says the rise in student applications is excellent but some programs will continue to only take a limited number of students.
“So our physical therapy takes a certain number of students. Our physician assistance takes a certain number. There’s about eight of our programs that take a fixed number,” he said.The university is also trying to off set the cost of tuition for some students.Back in October the university created a RENEW scholarship for students who have lost their job.This scholarship applies to both under graduate and graduate students.For KSMU News I’m Erika Brame.