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Enrollment at UW has increased despite earlier predictions of decline


LARAMIE, Wyoming — Enrollment at the University of Wyoming is climbing despite earlier predictions that it was falling because of economic conditions.

University officials say enrollment at the main campus in Laramie has increased by 179 students while enrollment at the UW Outreach School has dropped by 79 students compared to last year.

The Laramie Boomerang reports ( ) that UW Vice President Chris Boswell said last week that UW was anticipating a 2-percent decline in enrollment this fall.

Sara Axelson is UW vice president for student affairs. She says the university is delighted with the increase.

Information from: Laramie Boomerang,

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