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University of Jamestown sees second-highest enrollment on record

There was plenty of help available during move-in day in August on the University of Jamestown campus. UJ reported its second-highest enrollment for the fall semester. John M. Steiner / The Sun

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The University of Jamestown is at its highest enrollment since 2002 with 1,135 students, an increase of 3.3% from the previous academic year, said Polly Peterson, president of UJ.

This marks the second-highest enrollment in UJ history, and programs across campus are reaping the benefits, Peterson said. Specific degree programs with more students include nursing, exercise science, business, biology and mechanical engineering.

Peterson said the university will graduate over 200 students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in May of 2020.

"We want to recruit graduates," said Greg Ulland, vice president of enrollment management at UJ. "There's certain programs that need to grow and we're going to continue to push those programs and continue to bring in the quality students we want to become graduates of Jamestown."

Over the next five years, Peterson said the university plans to add programs related to agricultural business, computer science and business administration. A program for physician assistant or nurse practitioner could also be added.

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