UW-W sets enrollment record for second year

A record amount of 11,615 students enrolled in classes this semester at UW-Whitewater, surpassing last year’s record of 11, 557.

According to the Registrar’s Office, that is 58 more students than last fall, 425 more than in 2009, 686 more than in 2008 and 911 more than in fall 2007.

Chancellor Telfer

Chancellor Richard Telfer said the university is well-known for its variety of programs.

The university houses four colleges, all of which have undergraduate and graduate students getting their degrees in. Telfer is proud to see a consistent increase in enrollment because it reflects the excellent work that is shown through the students, faculty and staff.

The College of Arts and Communications enrolled 1,201 undergraduate students this fall. Thirty-one graduate students are enrolled in the college to receive their masters.

A total of 3,204 undergraduates are currently seeking degrees within the College of Business and Economics. There are 841 graduate students pursuing degrees as well.

In the College of  Education and Professional Studies, there are 2,219 undergraduates. This semester, 384 graduates are seeking their masters in the college.

The College of Letters and Sciences has 3,253 undergraduate enrollees this semester; the most out of all the colleges according to the Registrar’s Office. There are 12 graduates seeking degrees at the college.

According to the Registrar’s Office, the most popular undergraduate major this fall is accounting, with 789 students enrolled in that degree program.

With the start of a new school year brings new offerings to the university. A new minor is being offered in the College of Business and Economics. Known as the ‘business of water,’ the new minor focuses on the importance and availability of water resources.

With the newly-built Innovation Center, some students will get the chance to attend classes there. New wet-labs will give students in the science programs a chance for a new surrounding, while providing them with the resources they need to conduct studies.

Telfer said the increased enrollment shows that students know they will be getting a quality education.

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