(The Center Square) – There are fewer students on University of Wisconsin campuses this fall. The UW System on Thursday released enrollment figures for its 13 campuses. Overall, enrollment is down 1.1%, or 1,786 students, from 2020. “The pandemic has increased our enrollment challenges, but I’m extraordinarily pleased by the increase in freshmen,” UW System President Tommy Thompson said Thursday.
New freshman enrollment at UW schools jumped 3.9% this fall. University leaders say that shows a desire for students to have an in-person university experience.