UW-Parkside enrollment up for second consecutive year
When the University of Wisconsin System released enrollment data for fall 2019, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside was among those showing enrollment growth. Reflecting state and national demographic trends, UW System enrollment declined 2.6 percent from last year.
Enrollment at UW-Parkside increased almost 4 percent over last year after a 2 percent increase in 2018. Data released this week by UW System – which showed UW-Parkside enrollment up approximately 2 percent again this year – did not include students enrolled in the new UW Flexible Option programs offered at UW-Parkside.
“New and revised master’s degree programs also contributed to increased enrollment the past two years.” said Dr. Rob Ducoffe, UW-Parkside Provost and Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs. “The combination of affordable online and on-campus degree programs and the UW Flexible Option programs make UW-Parkside academic offerings appealing to a wider audience of graduate and undergraduate students.”
Ducoffe noted that both graduation rates and the total number of UW-Parkside graduates continue to increase. “We’re providing more talent for employers in southeastern Wisconsin,” he said. “It also shows the positive results of our retention, recruitment and enrollment initiatives. Prospective students are aware of our high-quality academic programs and they see real value in earning a UW-Parkside degree.”
UW-Parkside Provost and Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs