Record Growth Continues In USI Graduate School Enrollment

first_imgFor the seventh consecutive semester, the University of Southern Indiana has seen record-setting growth in its graduate enrollment. At 1,537, graduate student numbers are up 6.1% from last year, much of which can be attributed to the continued success of The Romain College of Business’ online MBA program. USI currently offers a total of 13 master’s programs and two doctoral programs.“Our graduate programs, including our highly-successful MBA program, are prime examples of how we are innovating to meet the needs of our community, the region and beyond,” said Dr. Ronald S. Rochon, USI president. “A dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting places our business college in an elite category shared by less than 2% of business schools worldwide. That’s a distinction that highlights the quality of the academic offerings we provide.”USI also welcomes the most academically well-prepared freshman class in its history. These 1,585 first-time-in-college students boast an average 3.44 GPA on a 4.0 high school scale. “USI has become a campus of choice for students who have high academic standards and goals,” said Rochon. “We focus on providing a high-quality education in an environment that is nurturing and prepares our students for all aspects of their lives.” The University has seen sustained growth in four-, five- and six-year graduation rates, another indicator of student quality and success.In a highly competitive marketplace, overall USI enrollment for the 2019 fall semester, at 10,734, is down by 2.6% from 2018. This includes students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs and 2,044 students enrolled in dual credit including USI’s College Achievement Program (CAP) in 27 high schools across Indiana. CAP continues to be an important tool in enabling many students to graduate college in four years or less. Transfer enrollment stands at 509 students in 2019, compared to 519 in 2018.Students at USI represent 91 Indiana counties, 42 states and 69 countries. In-state students make up 80% of the student body, while out-of-state enrollment, including international students make up 20%. Minority and international students are at a record high at 15.4%.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

NFL owners approve diversity measure and potential play-off expansion | NFL News

first_imgNFL owners also unanimously agreed to allow two more teams into an already expanded play-off field in the event the 2020 regular-season schedule is not completed in 18 weeks, NFL Network reported.The contingency plan has the potential to put 16 teams into a jam-packed race to the Super Bowl.In a March vote among owners, the playoff field was expanded to 14 teams for this season, meaning that 43.8 per cent of the teams would make it to the postseason. Now, a 16-team playoff – allowing half the teams to make it in the field – would happen if the COVID-19 pandemic further wreaks havoc on the schedule.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – NFL owners have approved a proposal which incentivises the development of minority coaches and executives.The proposal, which is subject to approval from the NFL Players Association, will reward a team with a third-round compensatory Draft pick in back to back Drafts if another team hires a member of their staff to a higher role.The coach or executive has to have been with their previous team for a minimum of two years for the compensation to apply.- Advertisement – The NFL is pushing to increase opportunities for minorities in coaching and executive positions While the NFL normally has each team complete a 16-game schedule in 17 weeks, an 18th week will be added as a buffer for any games that were postponed amid the pandemic. If any games with playoff implications still remain after 18 weeks, the 16-team play-off plan would go into effect.An original plan for a 16-team playoff would have seeded the teams by their record in the conference from best to worst. But a change Tuesday will make the division winners the top four seeds while categorizing the remainder of the field as wild cards.That decision has a major impact on the NFC East, whose winner would get a top-four seed in the 16-team playoff plan, even though they could finish under .500. At issue was a scenario where eight NFC teams had a better record than the NFC East winner.center_img NFL owners also unanimously agreed to allow two more teams into an already expanded play-off field in the event the 2020 regular-season schedule is not completed in 18 weeks; The contingency plan has the potential to put 16 teams into a jam-packed race to the Super Bowl. Last Updated: 10/11/20 11:09pm – Advertisement – The NFL is pushing to increase opportunities for minorities in coaching and executive positions
The NFL is pushing to increase opportunities for minorities in coaching and executive positions