- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana State University Billings is looking to boost its recruitment and student retention programs in response to another year of declining enrollment.

Enrollment at MSUB and City College totaled more than 4,500 students in 2011. School officials project 3,587 students in the 2016-17 school year, which is down from 3,640 in 2015-16.

The university has cut personnel, degree offerings and its tennis program in recent years, but Provost Robert Hoar tells The Billings Gazette (https://bit.ly/1U1Nh8z) that no one is expected to lose a job this year.

The university proposes adding $750,000 to its recruitment and retention programs. The school also wants to hire a nursing director with the intention of adding a nursing degree. The state Board of Regents would have to approve that addition.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com


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