- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

FAYETTE, Iowa (AP) - Upper Iowa University officials say it has redesigned its academic offerings to better meet student demands and the needs of the job market.

UIU President William Duffy says the redesign is not only about adding or deleting majors. He says it is about expanding opportunities for the university’s students worldwide. He says the university has “refreshed and updated programs to add specific skills that can be taken into the 21st-century workplace.”

The 2014-15 class catalog for the private, not-for-profit university will list 36 majors, compared with 45 in the 2013-14 catalog.

University spokeswoman Monica Bayer Heaton says the school had 939 students attending classes on the Fayette campus last fall but had nearly 6,300 in total enrollment after its education centers, international locations and distance education programs are counted.

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