UW Enrollment Increases

October 6, 2010
Students talking in lounge
UW students converse in the Wyoming Union Fireplace Lounge. Enrollment at the university this fall is the highest 15th-day total in UW's history.

Fall enrollment at the University of Wyoming is 12,992 students, an increase of 454 students from the previous fall semester and the highest 15th day total in the school's history.

The 15th class day is used for the census date because it occurs after the class drop/add deadlines and after the first tuition and fee payment is due to the university, says Sara Axelson, UW's vice president for student affairs.

The figures show 10,628 students enrolled on the Laramie campus, its highest total since 1991. After all Outreach School enrollments are recorded by the end of the semester, UW's fall semester enrollment should exceed 13,500 students, Axelson says.

"I am really pleased with our increases in overall enrollment and especially our increases in international transfer students and our veterans and current service members," she says.

Axelson says 749 international students are enrolled this fall, a 17 percent increase from last year and the third consecutive year international student enrollment has grown.

There are 331 veterans and current service members this fall compared to 262 last spring.

Other highlights in the report:

-- 2,634 new freshmen and transfer students are on campus this fall with new transfer students increasing.

-- Wyoming resident enrollment stayed constant at 9,325, or 72 percent of the UW student population.

-- Undergraduate enrollment at UW increased by 340 students to 10,074 students.

-- Graduate and professional enrollment at UW increased by 114 students to 2,918 from fall 2009.

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