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Mechanical Engineering (Twin Cities)

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Fall Term Enrollment
ItemFall 2008Fall 2009Fall 2010Fall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017
Mechanical Engineering (Twin Cities)
Enrolled 270 261 278 269 274 284 264 281 276 260
  nondegree 0 0% 1 0% 1 0% 1 0% 1 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
  MS M E 157 58% 140 54% 124 45% 110 41% 111 41% 115 41% 101 38% 123 44% 120 44% 108 42%
  PhD 113 42% 120 46% 153 55% 158 59% 162 59% 169 60% 163 62% 158 56% 156 57% 152 59%
  Female 43 16% 34 13% 38 14% 39 15% 44 16% 47 17% 45 17% 48 17% 51 19% 60 23%
  Male 227 84% 227 87% 239 86% 230 86% 230 84% 237 84% 219 83% 233 83% 225 82% 199 77%
  International 87 32% 89 34% 91 33% 102 38% 113 41% 121 43% 116 44% 131 47% 128 46% 131 50%
  Minority 11 4% 11 4% 16 6% 15 6% 19 7% 20 7% 18 7% 19 7% 19 7% 19 7%
  Parttime(<6cr) 96 36% 69 26% 90 32% 83 31% 77 28% 83 29% 54 21% 52 19% 56 20% 48 19%
  Fulltime 174 64% 192 74% 188 68% 186 69% 197 72% 201 71% 210 80% 229 82% 220 80% 212 82%
College of Science and Engineering
Enrolled 2,723 2,674 2,725 2,739 2,669 2,647 2,619 2,663 2,667 2,648
  Nondegree 94 4% 59 2% 67 3% 60 2% 36 1% 33 1% 27 1% 26 1% 28 1% 24 1%
  Cert/Other 0 0% 1 0% 8 0% 2 0% 10 0% 14 1% 16 1% 11 0% 11 0% 7 0%
  Masters 1,062 39% 1,009 38% 1,018 37% 1,059 39% 1,009 38% 976 37% 944 36% 944 35% 980 37% 946 36%
  Doctoral 1,567 58% 1,605 60% 1,632 60% 1,618 59% 1,614 61% 1,624 61% 1,632 62% 1,682 63% 1,648 62% 1,671 63%
  Female 572 21% 566 21% 586 22% 586 21% 607 23% 624 24% 657 25% 670 25% 673 25% 716 27%
  Male 2,128 78% 2,096 78% 2,127 78% 2,140 78% 2,056 77% 2,018 76% 1,958 75% 1,988 75% 1,983 74% 1,923 73%
  International 1,157 43% 1,195 45% 1,187 44% 1,213 44% 1,199 45% 1,227 46% 1,257 48% 1,331 50% 1,349 51% 1,326 50%
  Minority 229 8% 202 8% 225 8% 218 8% 205 8% 202 8% 191 7% 210 8% 231 9% 232 9%
  Parttime(<6cr) 707 26% 628 24% 607 22% 639 23% 585 22% 521 20% 467 18% 430 16% 429 16% 390 15%
  Fulltime 2,016 74% 2,046 77% 2,118 78% 2,100 77% 2,084 78% 2,126 80% 2,152 82% 2,233 84% 2,238 84% 2,258 85%
Enrollment by college is derived from the current college of the individual graduate programs. This data will differ from historical college enrollments where graduate programs have changed colleges.
CGS broad field: Engineering
Enrolled 1,704 1,651 1,739 1,768 1,709 1,677 1,685 1,708 1,770 1,728
  Nondegree 94 6% 59 4% 66 4% 60 3% 36 2% 33 2% 26 2% 26 2% 27 2% 24 1%
  Cert/Other 0 0% 0 0% 1 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
  Masters 785 46% 727 44% 781 45% 849 48% 818 48% 779 47% 786 47% 791 46% 847 48% 796 46%
  Doctoral 825 48% 865 52% 891 51% 859 49% 855 50% 865 52% 873 52% 891 52% 896 51% 908 53%
  Female 356 21% 330 20% 371 21% 378 21% 393 23% 412 25% 438 26% 426 25% 432 24% 462 27%
  Male 1,327 78% 1,310 79% 1,356 78% 1,377 78% 1,311 77% 1,260 75% 1,243 74% 1,276 75% 1,328 75% 1,258 73%
  International 688 40% 712 43% 741 43% 770 44% 778 46% 803 48% 830 49% 856 50% 890 50% 827 48%
  Minority 142 8% 123 8% 136 8% 135 8% 133 8% 127 8% 125 7% 141 8% 156 9% 165 10%
  Parttime(<6cr) 546 32% 468 28% 456 26% 485 27% 460 27% 399 24% 371 22% 347 20% 356 20% 334 19%
  Fulltime 1,158 68% 1,183 72% 1,283 74% 1,283 73% 1,249 73% 1,278 76% 1,314 78% 1,361 80% 1,414 80% 1,394 81%
All University of Minnesota graduate enrollment
Enrolled 15,676 15,522 15,159 14,850 14,280 13,978 13,744 13,603 13,704 13,559
  Nondegree 732 5% 605 4% 497 3% 523 4% 403 3% 372 3% 318 2% 292 2% 312 2% 276 2%
  Cert/Other 415 3% 479 3% 455 3% 382 3% 364 3% 369 3% 366 3% 295 2% 275 2% 306 2%
  Masters 8,739 56% 8,569 55% 8,268 55% 8,010 54% 7,702 54% 7,579 54% 7,463 54% 7,463 55% 7,631 56% 7,424 55%
  Doctoral 5,790 37% 5,869 38% 5,939 39% 5,935 40% 5,811 41% 5,658 41% 5,597 41% 5,553 41% 5,486 40% 5,553 41%
  Female 8,064 51% 8,027 52% 7,905 52% 7,721 52% 7,302 51% 7,143 51% 7,136 52% 7,150 53% 7,163 52% 7,208 53%
  Male 7,376 47% 7,384 48% 7,190 47% 7,025 47% 6,850 48% 6,741 48% 6,522 48% 6,359 47% 6,417 47% 6,238 46%
  International 3,158 20% 3,170 20% 3,112 21% 3,185 21% 3,109 22% 3,163 23% 3,187 23% 3,225 24% 3,438 25% 3,366 25%
  Minority 1,617 10% 1,575 10% 1,643 11% 1,621 11% 1,625 11% 1,643 12% 1,646 12% 1,780 13% 1,893 14% 1,965 15%
  Parttime(<6cr) 5,057 32% 4,715 30% 4,439 29% 4,270 29% 3,745 26% 3,699 27% 3,430 25% 3,295 24% 3,277 24% 3,052 23%
  Fulltime 10,619 68% 10,807 70% 10,720 71% 10,580 71% 10,535 74% 10,279 74% 10,314 75% 10,308 76% 10,427 76% 10,507 78%
  UM Duluth 733 5% 754 5% 687 5% 738 5% 737 5% 756 5% 706 5% 642 5% 651 5% 648 5%
  UM Rochester 127 1% 148 1% 167 1% 157 1% 155 1% 163 1% 142 1% 138 1% 141 1% 161 1%
  UM Twin Cities 14,816 95% 14,620 94% 14,305 94% 13,955 94% 13,388 94% 13,059 93% 12,896 94% 12,823 94% 12,912 94% 12,750 94%
    Notes:
  • These tables show graduate-level enrollment for the given Fall terms.
  • For each category (e.g. Male), the percentage shown is the percentage of the total enrollment for the group.
  • Gender is self-reported and optional, so males+females may not equal the total.
  • "International" means students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • "Minority" includes U.S. citizens and permanent residents of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Chicano/Latino, American Indian, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander ethnicity. Ethnicity is self-reported.
  • The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) broad disciplinary field is based on the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code that has been assigned to the graduate program.
  • Source of the data is the Official 10th Day Fall Registration Statistics (STIX). See http://dw.umn.edu and http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment. Note that non-degree-seeking graduate students (i.e. enrolled in the GRAD academic career) are counted here, whereas on the OIR website they are counted in a separate academic level with all non-degree students.
 
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Fall Term Credit Load
ItemFall 2008Fall 2009Fall 2010Fall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017
Mechanical Engineering (Twin Cities)
Enrlld | AvgCr 270 6.3 261 7.0 278 6.7 269 6.3 274 7.2 284 6.7 264 7.5 281 8.1 276 7.7 260 7.9
  zero credits 59 22% 40 15% 52 19% 53 20% 48 18% 54 19% 33 13% 31 11% 26 9% 22 9%
  0.1 - 2.999 14 5% 6 2% 16 6% 13 5% 10 4% 12 4% 7 3% 5 2% 4 1% 9 4%
  3.0 - 5.999 23 9% 23 9% 22 8% 17 6% 19 7% 17 6% 14 5% 16 6% 26 9% 17 7%
  6.0 - 8.999 78 29% 96 37% 85 31% 105 39% 90 33% 98 35% 104 39% 94 34% 105 38% 95 37%
  9.0 - 11.999 53 20% 53 20% 57 21% 47 18% 48 18% 57 20% 63 24% 58 21% 51 19% 62 24%
  12 or more 43 16% 43 17% 46 17% 34 13% 59 22% 46 16% 43 16% 77 27% 64 23% 55 21%
College of Science and Engineering
Enrlld | AvgCr 2,723 7.0 2,674 7.2 2,725 7.3 2,739 7.2 2,669 7.3 2,647 7.5 2,619 7.7 2,663 7.8 2,667 7.6 2,648 7.9
  zero credits 351 13% 327 12% 288 11% 316 12% 294 11% 280 11% 221 8% 200 8% 183 7% 182 7%
  0.1 - 2.999 93 3% 70 3% 81 3% 101 4% 96 4% 75 3% 96 4% 77 3% 84 3% 71 3%
  3.0 - 5.999 263 10% 231 9% 238 9% 222 8% 195 7% 166 6% 150 6% 153 6% 162 6% 137 5%
  6.0 - 8.999 996 37% 1,026 38% 1,053 39% 1,039 38% 1,030 39% 1,047 40% 1,036 40% 1,069 40% 1,125 42% 1,090 41%
  9.0 - 11.999 557 21% 506 19% 565 21% 571 21% 528 20% 552 21% 581 22% 580 22% 619 23% 604 23%
  12 or more 463 17% 514 19% 500 18% 490 18% 526 20% 527 20% 535 20% 584 22% 494 19% 564 21%
CGS broad field: Engineering
Enrlld | AvgCr 1,704 6.7 1,651 6.9 1,739 7.1 1,768 6.9 1,709 7.0 1,677 7.3 1,685 7.5 1,708 7.6 1,770 7.4 1,728 7.6
  zero credits 252 15% 239 15% 211 12% 231 13% 237 14% 221 13% 184 11% 181 11% 175 10% 171 10%
  0.1 - 2.999 79 5% 58 4% 65 4% 81 5% 84 5% 63 4% 78 5% 57 3% 60 3% 55 3%
  3.0 - 5.999 215 13% 171 10% 180 10% 173 10% 139 8% 115 7% 109 7% 109 6% 121 7% 108 6%
  6.0 - 8.999 564 33% 568 34% 613 35% 652 37% 586 34% 601 36% 596 35% 627 37% 705 40% 657 38%
  9.0 - 11.999 326 19% 319 19% 372 21% 349 20% 338 20% 359 21% 399 24% 378 22% 398 23% 406 24%
  12 or more 268 16% 296 18% 298 17% 282 16% 325 19% 318 19% 319 19% 356 21% 311 18% 331 19%
All University of Minnesota graduate enrollment
Enrlld | AvgCr 15,676 7.3 15,522 7.6 15,159 7.7 14,850 7.7 14,280 8.0 13,978 8.1 13,744 8.2 13,603 8.3 13,704 8.3 13,559 8.5
  zero credits 1,797 12% 1,661 11% 1,500 10% 1,480 10% 1,270 9% 1,289 9% 1,101 8% 1,048 8% 1,090 8% 1,045 8%
  0.1 - 2.999 669 4% 591 4% 643 4% 609 4% 587 4% 514 4% 608 4% 570 4% 580 4% 551 4%
  3.0 - 5.999 2,591 17% 2,463 16% 2,296 15% 2,181 15% 1,888 13% 1,896 14% 1,721 13% 1,677 12% 1,607 12% 1,456 11%
  6.0 - 8.999 4,627 30% 4,648 30% 4,392 29% 4,434 30% 4,180 29% 3,951 28% 3,985 29% 3,913 29% 4,031 29% 3,940 29%
  9.0 - 11.999 2,339 15% 2,239 14% 2,385 16% 2,399 16% 2,251 16% 2,233 16% 2,327 17% 2,375 18% 2,361 17% 2,341 17%
  12 or more 3,653 23% 3,920 25% 3,943 26% 3,747 25% 4,104 29% 4,095 29% 4,002 29% 4,020 30% 4,035 29% 4,226 31%
    Notes:
  • These tables show the average credit load and distribution for students enrolled at the graduate level for the given Fall terms.
  • The full-time equivalency courses (i.e. 8333 and 8444) count as 6 credits.
  • Source of the data is the Official 10th Day Fall Registration Statistics (STIX). See http://dw.umn.edu and http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment. Note that non-degree-seeking graduate students (i.e. enrolled in the GRAD academic career) are counted here, whereas on the OIR website they are counted in a separate academic level with all non-degree students.
     
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    Home Location, Enrolled Students
    ItemFall 2008Fall 2009Fall 2010Fall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017
    Mechanical Engineering (Twin Cities)
    Enrolled 270 261 278 269 274 284 264 281 276 260
      7 County Metro 91 34% 81 31% 91 33% 77 29% 74 27% 75 26% 67 25% 78 28% 81 29% 70 27%
      Other MN location 40 15% 37 14% 35 13% 24 9% 28 10% 31 11% 33 13% 24 9% 20 7% 19 7%
      WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 28 10% 28 11% 31 11% 26 10% 26 10% 29 10% 18 7% 14 5% 9 3% 4 2%
      Other US location 34 13% 33 13% 36 13% 41 15% 37 14% 35 12% 37 14% 41 15% 42 15% 35 14%
      Foreign country 77 29% 80 31% 82 30% 100 37% 108 39% 114 40% 109 41% 124 44% 124 45% 132 51%
      no data 0 0% 2 1% 3 1% 1 0% 1 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
    College of Science and Engineering
    Enrolled 2,723 2,674 2,725 2,739 2,669 2,647 2,619 2,663 2,667 2,648
      7 County Metro 773 28% 739 28% 743 27% 712 26% 656 25% 611 23% 556 21% 543 20% 569 21% 524 20%
      Other MN location 309 11% 269 10% 279 10% 269 10% 255 10% 226 9% 224 9% 191 7% 171 6% 149 6%
      WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 216 8% 226 9% 241 9% 234 9% 219 8% 215 8% 188 7% 158 6% 140 5% 140 5%
      Other US location 388 14% 370 14% 368 14% 395 14% 410 15% 427 16% 456 17% 492 19% 467 18% 484 18%
      Foreign country 1,001 37% 1,054 39% 1,065 39% 1,102 40% 1,116 42% 1,153 44% 1,183 45% 1,272 48% 1,314 49% 1,351 51%
      no data 36 1% 16 1% 29 1% 27 1% 13 1% 15 1% 12 1% 7 0% 6 0% 0 0%
    CGS broad field: Engineering
    Enrolled 1,704 1,651 1,739 1,768 1,709 1,677 1,685 1,708 1,770 1,728
      7 County Metro 496 29% 478 29% 495 29% 474 27% 411 24% 381 23% 354 21% 357 21% 375 21% 362 21%
      Other MN location 231 14% 198 12% 210 12% 208 12% 202 12% 179 11% 174 10% 167 10% 171 10% 151 9%
      WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 135 8% 141 9% 151 9% 150 9% 134 8% 124 7% 113 7% 99 6% 96 5% 105 6%
      Other US location 208 12% 192 12% 191 11% 208 12% 224 13% 230 14% 254 15% 267 16% 261 15% 267 16%
      Foreign country 601 35% 626 38% 663 38% 703 40% 725 42% 750 45% 779 46% 811 48% 861 49% 843 49%
      no data 33 2% 16 1% 29 2% 25 1% 13 1% 13 1% 11 1% 7 0% 6 0% 0 0%
    All University of Minnesota graduate enrollment
    Enrolled 15,676 15,522 15,159 14,850 14,280 13,978 13,744 13,603 13,704 13,559
      7 County Metro 6,447 41% 6,378 41% 6,178 41% 5,870 40% 5,531 39% 5,288 38% 5,074 37% 4,959 37% 4,853 35% 4,686 35%
      Other MN location 2,422 16% 2,315 15% 2,265 15% 2,205 15% 2,030 14% 1,905 14% 1,812 13% 1,732 13% 1,633 12% 1,596 12%
      WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 1,760 11% 1,799 12% 1,773 12% 1,690 11% 1,643 12% 1,595 11% 1,519 11% 1,408 10% 1,389 10% 1,362 10%
      Other US location 2,337 15% 2,340 15% 2,345 16% 2,414 16% 2,355 17% 2,387 17% 2,421 18% 2,502 18% 2,518 18% 2,556 19%
      Foreign country 2,317 15% 2,340 15% 2,364 16% 2,407 16% 2,493 18% 2,615 19% 2,752 20% 2,864 21% 3,164 23% 3,359 25%
      no data 393 3% 350 2% 234 2% 264 2% 228 2% 188 1% 166 1% 138 1% 147 1% 0 0%
      Notes:
    • The above tables show the home location for students enrolled at the graduate level for the given Fall terms, based on their address at time of application.
    • The "7 County Metro" area is Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Anoka, Dakota, Carver, and Scott counties in Minnesota.
    • Source of the data is the Official 10th Day Fall Registration Statistics (STIX). See http://dw.umn.edu and http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment. Note that non-degree-seeking graduate students (i.e. enrolled in the GRAD academic career) are counted here, whereas on the OIR website they are counted in a separate academic level with all non-degree students.
     
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    Age Distribution, Enrolled Students
    ItemFall 2008Fall 2009Fall 2010Fall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017
    Mechanical Engineering (Twin Cities)
    Enrlld | AvgAge 270 27 261 27 278 27 269 28 274 27 284 27 264 27 281 26 276 26 260 26
      less than 21 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1 0% 1 0% 1 0% 1 0% 0 0% 1 0% 0 0%
      21 - 25 137 51% 133 51% 147 53% 124 46% 129 47% 133 47% 133 50% 153 54% 159 58% 149 57%
      26 - 30 82 30% 88 34% 88 32% 98 36% 106 39% 107 38% 96 36% 95 34% 92 33% 86 33%
      31 - 35 27 10% 25 10% 21 8% 21 8% 16 6% 26 9% 22 8% 24 9% 18 7% 21 8%
      36 - 45 20 7% 11 4% 17 6% 16 6% 15 6% 13 5% 8 3% 6 2% 5 2% 2 1%
      over 45 4 2% 4 2% 5 2% 9 3% 7 3% 4 1% 4 2% 3 1% 1 0% 2 1%
      no data 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
    College of Science and Engineering
    Enrlld | AvgAge 2,723 28 2,674 28 2,725 28 2,739 28 2,669 28 2,647 27 2,619 27 2,663 27 2,667 27 2,648 27
      less than 21 8 0% 3 0% 4 0% 10 0% 5 0% 5 0% 4 0% 5 0% 10 0% 5 0%
      21 - 25 1,129 42% 1,122 42% 1,123 41% 1,127 41% 1,204 45% 1,238 47% 1,287 49% 1,308 49% 1,303 49% 1,316 50%
      26 - 30 958 35% 965 36% 997 37% 995 36% 935 35% 911 34% 893 34% 927 35% 946 36% 921 35%
      31 - 35 347 13% 336 13% 336 12% 338 12% 280 11% 274 10% 244 9% 248 9% 237 9% 228 9%
      36 - 45 205 8% 169 6% 177 7% 186 7% 167 6% 154 6% 141 5% 132 5% 123 5% 125 5%
      over 45 73 3% 78 3% 88 3% 83 3% 78 3% 65 3% 50 2% 42 2% 48 2% 53 2%
      no data 3 0% 1 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1 0% 0 0% 0 0%
    CGS broad field: Engineering
    Enrlld | AvgAge 1,704 28 1,651 28 1,739 28 1,768 28 1,709 28 1,677 28 1,685 27 1,708 27 1,770 27 1,728 27
      less than 21 3 0% 1 0% 1 0% 2 0% 1 0% 4 0% 2 0% 2 0% 3 0% 1 0%
      21 - 25 710 42% 710 43% 738 42% 739 42% 789 46% 806 48% 855 51% 865 51% 914 52% 880 51%
      26 - 30 592 35% 561 34% 602 35% 615 35% 586 34% 552 33% 555 33% 563 33% 589 33% 581 34%
      31 - 35 207 12% 218 13% 216 12% 213 12% 168 10% 177 11% 154 9% 164 10% 148 8% 152 9%
      36 - 45 133 8% 107 7% 123 7% 138 8% 108 6% 92 6% 89 5% 82 5% 83 5% 78 5%
      over 45 58 3% 54 3% 59 3% 61 4% 57 3% 46 3% 30 2% 31 2% 33 2% 36 2%
      no data 1 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1 0% 0 0% 0 0%
    All University of Minnesota graduate enrollment
    Enrlld | AvgAge 15,676 31 15,522 31 15,159 31 14,850 31 14,280 31 13,978 30 13,744 30 13,603 30 13,704 30 13,559 30
      less than 21 15 0% 17 0% 14 0% 12 0% 11 0% 14 0% 8 0% 12 0% 19 0% 10 0%
      21 - 25 4,198 27% 4,231 27% 4,139 27% 3,987 27% 4,096 29% 4,218 30% 4,383 32% 4,415 33% 4,497 33% 4,550 34%
      26 - 30 5,296 34% 5,334 34% 5,347 35% 5,247 35% 4,977 35% 4,762 34% 4,678 34% 4,667 34% 4,672 34% 4,669 34%
      31 - 35 2,627 17% 2,589 17% 2,547 17% 2,592 18% 2,400 17% 2,342 17% 2,210 16% 2,175 16% 2,164 16% 2,053 15%
      36 - 45 2,181 14% 2,082 13% 1,956 13% 1,924 13% 1,800 13% 1,707 12% 1,595 12% 1,538 11% 1,584 12% 1,562 12%
      over 45 1,330 9% 1,252 8% 1,141 8% 1,078 7% 990 7% 927 7% 861 6% 785 6% 763 6% 707 5%
      no data 29 0% 17 0% 15 0% 10 0% 6 0% 8 0% 9 0% 11 0% 5 0% 8 0%
      Notes:
    • The above tables show the age distribution for students enrolled at the graduate level for the given Fall terms.
    • Source of the data is the Official 10th Day Fall Registration Statistics (STIX). See http://dw.umn.edu and http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment. Note that non-degree-seeking graduate students (i.e. enrolled in the GRAD academic career) are counted here, whereas on the OIR website they are counted in a separate academic level with all non-degree students.
    • Age, in years, is as of the date the STIX file was created (generally the 10th day of the term).
     

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