UW Enrollment Shows Increase
2.7% increase from last year
by University of Wyoming
August 30, 2007
Preliminary figures indicate that enrollment at the University of Wyoming is 2.8 percent higher than it was last year at the same time.
A headcount after the first day of classes Monday showed that UW's total enrollment was 11,787, an increase of 326 students enrolled on the first day of classes last year.
Enrollment on the Laramie campus was 9,860, an increase of 109 students compared to the same time last year.
First-day enrollment in UW outreach programs grew from 1,710 in 2006 to 1,927 this year, a 12.7 percent increase. Enrollment in outreach credit programs on Monday was 1,494, an 8.9 percent increase over last year. Enrollment at the UW/Casper College Center showed the largest percentage increase, 28.1 percent, jumping from 338 students in 2006 to 433 on the first day of classes this year.
"We are really pleased that enrollment continues to be strong at the university," says UW Vice President for Student Affairs Sara Axelson. "Our first week of school has been excellent. It is so good to welcome our new students and have our returning students back in classes and engaged in the life of the campus."
She says the formal enrollment figures for fall semester will be announced after the 15th day of the semester. Total fall enrollment in 2006 was 13,203 students.