Enrollment at UW System schools drops 1%

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Enrollment at University of Wisconsin System schools dropped 1% this fall compared with a year ago when it was down 2%.

The university reported the preliminary figures on Wednesday. Enrollment was up 6% at the flagship Madison campus, an increase of 2,564 students over last year.

But it was down at 10 of the 12 other four-year campuses.

Only UW-Green Bay, which grew 3%, and UW-Superior, which was up 2%, had increases.

The biggest drop was 11% at UW-Platteville followed by an 8% decline at UW-River Falls.

Interim UW President Tommy Thompson said the past 18 months have been incredibly challenging for all of higher education.

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