Friday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 77. Sunrise is 6:35 AM and sunset 7:04 PM for 12h 28m 54s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 0.3% of its visible disk illuminated.
There’s good news for UW-Whitewater and our city as preliminary enrollment figures show gains year-over-year. Kimberly Wethal reports UW System enrollment projected to hold steady, with some universities rebounding:
University of Wisconsin System enrollment is projected to stay relatively flat this fall overall, as a handful of universities’ gains outweigh slight decreases elsewhere.
The System expects to have 540 more students this fall over last, a 0.3% increase over last year’s final enrollment of 160,782, according to data the System released Thursday. UW-Platteville, UW-Whitewater and UW-Stevens Point all anticipated gains of about 3.4% — a few hundred more students on their campuses this fall.
Of all of System schools with growth, UW-Madison and UW-Green Bay had the smallest percentages, around 1.2%.
The estimates are based on first-day registration figures and are expected to differ from the official 10th-day count the System reports to the U.S. Department of Education.
Much of the System’s enrollment stability can be attributed to a 3% increase in freshman enrollment across universities, excluding UW-Madison.
See also the System press release Enrollment up, and steady, across the UW System (“Five universities show overall increases: UW-Madison, UW-Green Bay, UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Whitewater”).