Contact Us
Make My Homepage

UW Enrollment Hits New High

2012 Freshman Class in UW’s Prexies Pasture. (Courtesy UW)

Fall enrollment at the University of Wyoming has exceeded 13,000 students and should approach 14,000 by the end of the semester, UW officials say. It’s the highest start-of-semester enrollment in UW’s history.

UW census data collected on the 15th class day shows 13,122 students enrolled, an increase of 202 students from the 2011 fall semester. The 15th class day is used because it falls after the class drop/add deadlines, and after the first tuition and fee payment is due. The previous record 15th-day enrollment was 12,992 in 2010.

Sara Axelson, UW’s vice president for student affairs says after all UW Outreach School enrollments are recorded, fall semester enrollment should be nearly 14,000.  ce president for student affairs. Last fall’s end-of-semester enrollment total was a record 13,992.

UW’s fall 2012 enrollment is boosted by a new freshman class of 1,584, an increase of 50 students from fall 2011. That includes 843 Wyoming residents — a number holding relatively steady in spite of a decline in Wyoming high school graduates — and 741 nonresidents, a 9.8 percent increase from last year.

Among nonresident freshmen, the number of students from Colorado rose to 383, a 10.7 percent increase from 2011. Increased numbers of first-year students also are being seen from California, Nebraska, Washington, Montana and Illinois.

For the fifth consecutive year, UW’s international student enrollment has increased, up 4.6 percent to 789 students. The students come from more than 90 countries.

Other highlights from the fall 2012 enrollment report:

  • Freshman-to-sophomore retention increased by 3 percent to 76 percent.
  • The ethnic minority population attending UW increased by 42 students to 1,267, or 9.7 percent of the student population.
  • Wyoming residents comprise 70.9 percent of the UW student population.

Best of KING FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockstar Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockstar Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.