Nov 24, 2014

Applications to All KCUMB Programs Show Tremendous Growth

More students than ever before are applying for admission to KCUMB’s two colleges.

KCUMB’s College of Osteopathic Medicine leads all osteopathic medical schools for percentage increase in applications as compared with one year earlier. According to data provided by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS), KCUMB had received 5,287 applications as of Nov. 21, an increase of 36 percent. In fact, KCUMB’s growth in applications is more than twice the average of 17 percent for other colleges of osteopathic medicine.

Numbers for the University’s other degree programs are just as impressive. The one-year bioethics program, which recently became part of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, has received 59 applications compared with only four at the same time last year.

Combined applications to both the one- and two-year biomedical sciences tracks currently stand at 570, compared with only 34 at the same time last year.