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UW Sustains Strong Spring Enrollment Numbers


March 28, 2012 — The University of Wyoming is sustaining its record enrollment numbers, with 12,839 students registered for the spring semester.

That's an increase of 137 students from the same time a year ago, according to a report presented last week to 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 the spring semester, says Sara Axelson, UW vice president for student affairs.

"The response to UW, its outstanding academic programs and wide array of opportunities in and outside the classroom, continues to escalate," Axelson says, noting that a record number of students and their families have visited the campus this year and many will attend the Discovery Day Saturday, March 31. For more information about campus visits, go to http://www.uwyo.edu/admissions/visit/.

 Here are some of the highlights from the new enrollment report:

-- Undergraduate enrollment increased to 9,667 students (up 24).

-- Graduate and professional enrollment increased by 113 students to 3,172.

-- Students taking courses through the Outreach School increased by 328 to 3,140.

-- International student enrollment continues to be strong, with 733 students enrolled. Since the 2010 spring semester, the number of international students has risen by 81, which represents a 12.4 percent increase.

-- Minority undergraduate students increased by 84 to 996, compared to 912 the previous year.

-- Overall minority student population totaled 1,204, for an increase of 109 students (10 percent).

-- Of the full-time freshmen (1,531 for fall semester 2011), 77 percent successfully completed their first semester at UW, the same percentage as last year.

-- At the conclusion of the fall 2011 semester, 592 degrees were awarded to UW graduates, an increase of 46 degrees from the previous fall.

Axelson noted that early indicators for fall 2012 show important increases in nonresident freshman and transfer students, and stable numbers for Wyoming incoming freshmen and transfers applicants.

For more information, contact Axelson at (307) 766-5123 or email at saxelson@uwyo.edu.

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