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Preliminary Numbers Indicate a Historic Enrollment
Enrollment is a focus for the university and the UW System to increase the overall number of college graduates in Wisconsin. UWRF also saw an increase in overall students of color by approximately 30 percent.
“Record enrollment is a continuation of our growth, and we are in a good situation,” Admissions Director Mark Meydam notes.
Transfer enrollment numbers are also up this year. UWRF welcomed numerous students who begin their education at community colleges. An increased number of transfer students is also a result of the university’s new venture, the UW-River Falls Hudson Center.
The satellite campus opened this fall in Hudson, and serves the needs of non-traditional students wishing to complete baccalaureate degrees or enroll in select graduate and certificate programs.
“UW-River Falls is the most affordable university option in the Twin Cities Metro area,” says Alan Tuchtenhagen, associate vice chancellor for enrollment services.
Coupled with an advantageous location, UWRF offers an academic environment conducive to opportunities to interact with professors or be involved in student research. UWRF is home to more than 45 areas of study in four colleges: Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Professional Studies; and, Arts and Sciences.
Popular programs include elementary education and animal science, both of which had to limit enrollment in last year’s incoming freshman class.