The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s fall 2011 freshman class draws heavily from Northeastern Wisconsin and the rest of the Badger State. Ninety-five percent, or 849, of the 895 new freshmen registered for fall classes as of Tuesday, Aug. 30 hail from Wisconsin. More than half of the new freshmen — 477, or 53 percent — come from the 18-county Northeastern Wisconsin region commonly called the New North. Here, by the numbers, is a look at the incoming class:
• Women easily outnumber men in this year’s class, which is 66 percent female to 34 percent male.
• The freshmen come to UW-Green Bay from Wisconsin and 13 other states, including 13 students from Michigan, 12 from Minnesota and nine from Illinois. Forty-four of the 895 freshmen come from outside Wisconsin.
• Of the 849 new freshmen from Wisconsin, 186 hail from Brown County and 52 from Outagamie County. Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties follow in terms of number of students, with 33 and 32, respectively.
• Within Brown County, 11 high schools are sending five or more students to UW-Green Bay this fall. Bay Port High School in Suamico has the most students attending UW-Green Bay with 32, followed by Green Bay Preble with 23 and De Pere High School with 18 freshmen. Green Bay East, West and Southwest, West De Pere, Ashwaubenon, Pulaski, Denmark and NEW Lutheran high schools each have five or more graduates who will be freshmen at UW-Green Bay.
• About 9 percent of new freshmen have identified themselves as having racial/ethnic backgrounds other than Caucasian.
• First Nations and bands represented include Apache, Bad River, Cherokee, Ho Chunk, Lac Courte Oreilles, Menominee, Oneida and Red Cliff.
• International students set to register this week hail from China, Germany, India and South Korea. They join students from Great Britain and Malaysia who have registered as new freshmen for fall semester.