UW-Green Bay rises again as the fastest growing University in Wisconsin

Fall 2023 enrollment exceeds 10,000 for first time as university becomes third largest regional comprehensive in the state

Green Bay, Wis – Fall 2023 enrollment data shows that UW-Green Bay is the fastest growing university in the state, leading all UW schools in enrollment growth this fall. UW-Green Bay’s 7.6% year-over-year increase in headcount and 10,338 students now make it the third largest regional comprehensive in Wisconsin.

Enrollment numbers show increases across the lifetime of UW-Green Bay learners in the region:

  • Undergraduate, non-degree seeking students – 27.5% increase
  • New incoming freshman – 10.6% increase
  • Graduate students – 4.4% increase

“UW-Green Bay is an outlier, and in a good way,” said UW-Green Bay Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Kate Burns. “Our access mission and efforts to create an end-to-end educational pipeline for everyone who wants to learn have been instrumental in our growth. Serving students at all stages is working and this is exactly what Northeast Wisconsin needs right now.”

UW-Green Bay’s growth has an even greater impact on the region when you consider the following:

  • First Generation student enrollment increased 4.4% over last year.
  • The Hispanic/Latino student population increased 14.6% over last year.
  • Enrolled students from our 16-county footprint increased 6.1% including a 4.6% increase in students from Brown County.

The fall enrollment numbers put UW-Green Bay over the 10,000-student threshold for the first time in university history.  According to Burns, the University’s ability to think differently about education that meets regional and workforce demands is critical. “We want to meet students where they are so they can pursue the education that best serves them, the workforce and our region. When we provide unique opportunities to never stop learning, we help our students and our communities rise.”

“Our growth is exciting because it is an important driver of our economy and quality of life in our region,” notes Chancellor Michael Alexander. “We continue to buck enrollment trends, think differently about enrollment, and redefine how we can best serve our communities.  This milestone is just the beginning of where we are trying to go and is a proud moment for our faculty and staff that have worked incredibly hard to make it happen.”

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 80,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. UW-Green Bay is the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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