The University of Wyoming has enrolled the second-largest freshman class in its history this fall.
The 1,760 first-time students this semester is down from the record of 1,849 freshmen enrolled the year before. But it still represents a nearly 12 percent increase from fall 2014.
Meanwhile, the number of people receiving degrees and certificates from UW in the 2018-19 academic year topped 3,000 for the first time ever. The 3,031 total degrees included a record 2,228 bachelor’s degrees.
In part because of the record number of graduates, UW’s overall enrollment dipped slightly this semester after two straight years of growth. According to census data collected on the 15th day of classes, 12,249 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the university, compared to 12,450 last fall.