UW–Platteville has more students than any time in its 147-year history, according to the university’s 10-day report.
UW–Platteville has 8,662 total students, with 7,839 undergraduate and 823 graduate students for the 2013–14 academic year. That figure tops last year’s record enrollment of 8,624.
“Despite national trends that show declining enrollment, UW–Platteville continues to draw a record number of students by adhering to our mission of providing affordable and accessible education,” said Chancellor Dennis J. Shields.
The university serves 7,431 undergraduate and 257 graduate students on campus, according to the numbers provided by Mark Mailloux, director of Institutional Research. He added the remaining students are in education abroad, online and print-based programs.
The fastest-growing institution in the UW System, UW–Platteville has increased its enrollment every year for the past decade. In 2004–05, enrollment was at 5,641 undergraduates and 551 graduates.
With Rountree Commons opening in 2012 and Bridgeway Commons in 2013, UW–Platteville added an additional 1,060 residence hall beds in a 13-month period.
With 3,700 residence hall accommodations, all freshmen and sophomores now are able to stay on campus, and half of UWP undergrads live in UWP dorms. The National Survey of Student Engagement shows that student success is directly linked to student involvement, and having students live on campus adds to that engagement.
UW–Platteville offers 41 majors and 77 minors in its three colleges: the College of Business, Industry, Life Sciences and Agriculture; the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and the College of Liberal Arts and Education.