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By Fanna Haile-Selassie

UMR state of the campus

Rochester, MN (KTTC-DT) --

The University of Minnesota Rochester is on its way to being nationally known, according to its Chancellor Stephen Lehmkuhle. Lehmkuhle gave the State of the Campus address to city leaders, faculty, and staff. Chancellor Lehmkuhle acknowledged that without the help acceptance of the Rochester community, the UMR would not be doing as well as it is today.

He says the UMR is unlike any of the other University of Minnesota campuses. While smaller, Lehmkuhle says they've set their tuition at price where it won't change for several years. And in doing so, the school is able to stay in the black.

He also says the school's unique Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree is getting national recognition.

"The maximum freshman classroom, given our current infrastructure, is 250 students. At that point in time, we will have 1,000 students in the Bachelor of Science Health Sciences program, and we would be one of the largest in the nation," says Lehmkuhle.

Currently there are roughly 100 students in the Health Sciences program. Lehmkuhle says the school plans to hit 1,000 students in the 2013-2014 school year.

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