UW-Green Bay reports seventh year of enrollment growth

Preliminary numbers show university’s growing impact on workforce needs, economy of Northeast Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wis.— Continuing to move against enrollment trends in higher education, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is once again seeing an enrollment gain. Preliminary data for Fall 2022 was released by the UW System today and showed a three percent overall enrollment gain for UW-Green Bay from last year at this time. It’s the seventh straight year of enrollment growth for the University.

UW-Green Bay and the region are seeing gains in a number of key areas. Preliminary numbers show:

  • Total enrollment (four locations) increase of 316 students or three percent gain
  • Hispanic/Latinx student population will increase by as much as 16%
  • First generation learners have increased by more than one percent
  • Seven percent increase in students from the local region

According to UW-Green Bay Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Kate Burns, the University’s unique mission provides more opportunities than ever for learners to find the education they need while meeting regional and workforce demands.

“Access for everyone who wants to learn is core to our mission,” said Burns. “Our workforce and region are in the midst of tremendous change and UW-Green Bay is rising by providing flexible educational opportunities that respond to those changes. We welcome learners who are at different points in their life journey. This includes students who want to earn an associate’s degree while still in high school, first generation students who are working while attending college, transfer students who can seamlessly continue their education and those already in the workforce looking to reskill and advance.”

Official enrollment numbers will be released by the UW System in mid-October. Final enrollment figures based on the 10th day of classes – the standard measure of enrollment and the figure that will be officially reported to the U.S. Department of Education — will differ slightly from the preliminary estimates based on the first day of classes.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Mike Alexander echoes UW System President Jay Rothman’s belief that strategies to increase access are working. “UW-Green Bay is continuously working on how to provide more access points and be increasingly relevant within the communities we serve,” said Alexander. “Our determination to broaden the idea of who a potential ‘student’ is and provide quality experiences that are available for people with complex lives helps us create ways for all learners to access higher education at UW-Green Bay. It is critical that we innovate on this front so that our region continues to thrive. Northeast Wisconsin is depending on us to continue our growth to increase the pipeline of talent available to employers in our region who are adapting quickly to a rapidly changing environment.”

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 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. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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