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KINGSTON â€“ The state's single public university, the University of Rhode Island is seeing the biggest increase in graduate school applications and enrollment in 10 years. The graduate school also learned that two of its doctoral programs rank in the top 10 nationally and a third is ranked in the top 20.
Applications to the University of Rhode Island Graduate School have increased more than 26 percent since 2008 while total new enrollment in the school has risen more than 18 percent.
URI has not seen such growth in 10 years according to Nasser Zawia, interim dean of the Graduate School and professor of pharmacy. Zawia attributed changes in the structure of the graduate school resources to the increase in enrollment, including making it more centralized and efficient and updating the website to capture more applicants.
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