City Club Missoula – State of the City 2024 – Video of the luncheon and Table Talk.

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Video of City Club Missoula’s State of the Community 2024 Luncheon . Mayor Andrea Davis, County Commissioner Dave Strohmaier, and UM President Seth Bodnar discussed the challenges and opportunities in Missoula and commented on the state of our shared community.

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Please plan on attending the next luncheon.

UM President Seth Bodnar was kind enough to answer a few additional questions as the Q&A period was shorter than many had hoped.

  1. With regard to graduation rates:
    1. UM’s 4-year graduation rate improved from 29..6% in 2018 to 39.1% in 2024 (a 32.1% improvement). This graduation rate has consistently outperformed UM’s peer institutions during the same period of time.
    2. It’s worth reiterating that UM’s first-to-second year retention rate improved from 68.% in 2018 to 76% in fall of 2023. The 2023 retention rate is the highest ever recorded at UM
  2. With regard to AccelerateMT:
    1. The careers are across a diverse range of, construction, healthcare, CDL, film, etc.
    2. To date, we’ve trained 1,665 people. The completion rate of the programs is 92%, with 85% of participants gaining employment in their related field post-training





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