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Spring Student Enrollment Up at UW

March 3, 2011 — Enrollment continues to grow at the University of Wyoming during the 2010-2011 academic year.

For the spring semester, 12,702 students are registered -- an increase of 206 students from the same time a year ago, according to a report shared today (Thursday) with the UW Board of Trustees.

After all the Outreach School enrollment numbers are recorded, student enrollment should surpass 13,000 students at the end of spring semester, says Sara Axelson, UW vice president for student affairs.

"We are extremely pleased to continue to see enrollment growth at UW," Axelson says. "I hear often from UW students how our outstanding scholarship opportunities, including the Hathaway Scholarship Program, make a significant difference in their ability to continue their education."

Last semester’s enrollment of 12,992 students was a record for a fall semester at UW.

Among the highlights in the enrollment report: 

-- Undergraduate enrollment increased nearly 2 percent to 9,643 students (up 158).

-- Graduate and professional enrollment increased by 48 students to 3,059.

-- A total of 206 more students are enrolled on the Laramie campus from a year ago spring semester, raising the overall number to 9,890.

-- The number of students taking Outreach School courses is the same as a year ago.

-- The number of international students increased by 85 to 737 students. Since the 2009 spring semester, the number of international students has risen by 180, a 32-percent increase.

-- Minority undergraduate students increased by 74 students to 912, compared to 838 the year before.

-- Overall minority student population totaled 1,095 students for an increase of 92 students (9.2 percent).

For more information, contact Axelson at (307) 766-5123 or e-mail at

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