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Board of Regents to discuss boosting enrollment

By Associated Press
Published On: Nov 18 2013 10:46:26 AM MST
Updated On: Nov 18 2013 06:37:43 PM MST
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BOZEMAN, Mont. -

The state Board of Regents is meeting in Bozeman later this week in part to discuss ways to increase enrollment and graduation rates.
    
During the meeting Thursday and Friday, regents are expected to give Montana State University authorization to spend $60 million to build a new residence hall and improve the dining halls at three other dorms. MSU also is seeking $10 million in short-term bonds to complete the new College of Business building, which would be repaid over five years with donations from MSU alumni Jake Jabs.
    
Regents are also scheduled to discuss the Complete College Montana program, which seeks to increase the number of Montanans' with a college degree or certificate from 40 percent to 60 percent and ties some state funding to student progress.