Headline says it all: UW-Green Bay enrollment surges
It is beyond good news for UW-Green Bay. Last week the University reported record enrollment and its most diverse fall enrollment to date. UW-Green Bay saw significant gains in minority students, graduate students and “undergraduate specials,” including high school students taking college courses. In a weekend (Nov. 14) story in the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reporter Shelby Le Duc captured the optimism. Here is an excerpt:
GREEN BAY – A beautiful campus, smaller classes, affordable tuition. These are just a few reasons why University of Wisconsin-Green Bay freshman Rosie Ziegler believes her school is being sought after now more than ever before.
Enrollment at UWGB this fall topped 7,000 students — the most in the university’s history. In growing, the university is bucking a trend of schools across the UW System, where enrollment is expected to fall by an average of 3-4 percent, according to preliminary numbers released by the system. That’s an expected loss of roughly 5,000 students this year.
By comparison, UWGB’s enrollment grew by 251 students over last year.