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0755, 18 Oct 19

Enrollment Drops Across UW System

As expected.

MADISON — Enrollment at the University of Wisconsin System dropped 2.6% percent compared to last year.

Preliminary enrollment for the 2019 academic year announced by the university Thursday was just over 167,000 students. That is down from nearly 4,500 students from last year.

Enrollment on the flagship Madison campus was up 2% or 879 students. UW-Green Bay, La Crosse, Parkside and Superior were the only other campuses where enrollment was up.

UW-Stevens Point and Platteville saw the largest declines at 9.7% each.

The university described the systemwide 2.6% drop was “modest” and are part of a trend of fewer high school graduates and low unemployment rates amid a strong economy.


0755, 18 October 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Abortion effect is coming home to start the decline of godless liberal institutions.

  2. jjf

    Kevin, show your work, show the numbers.  How many abortions, how many possibly eligible kids, how many fewer students at UW?

  3. dad29

    LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy and I have been through all that.  Overall, expect about a 20% drop in ‘college-age’ cohort through the next 20 years, beginning now.  Stats are out there, easy to find.

    What’s NOT easy?  Reducing the UW budget proportionately.

    Close UW Parkside, UWSP, LaCrosse, and Superior–at minimum.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    Gee, abortions going from 300,000 a year, to 1.5 million a year.

    Math is not hard here.

    Personally, libs that support baby killing should be thrown off Social Security, since they kill the workers that would be paying the taxes.

  5. Le Roi du Nord


    But, but, but,….  religious schools like Marquette and St. Norberts also had enrollment declines.   Are you going to blame those decreases on abortion?

  6. Kevin Scheunemann


    Roman Catholicism has it’s own unique sin problems. Including a shocking amount of support for abortion from Roman Catholics

    Conservative Lutheran universities have been thriving.

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