UW-Stout News Story

Winterm enrollment increases 15.4 percent, sets record

January 3, 2012

Winterm enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Stout has gone over 2,000 for the first time.

Enrollment for this year’s three-week session is 2,018. That’s up 15.4 percent over last year’s enrollment of 1,748.

Winterm classes began today and end Saturday, Jan. 21. Classes will not be held on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 16.

Second-semester classes begin Monday, Jan. 23.

“Winterm is an important option for a growing number of students who want to get ahead in their studies or to catch up on a class. To make it easier for them and meet the growing demand, we’ve added more classes and more online classes,” said Provost and Vice Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe.

Online courses allow students to stay home during the semester break but still pick up credits. Most UW-Stout students receive a laptop computer as part of the e-Scholar program.

A total of 134 Winterm courses are being offered in 169 sections. The number of course sections is up 37 percent this year. Nearly two-thirds of the course sections, 63 percent, are available online, an increase of 3 percent over 2011, according to Scott Correll, UW-Stout registrar.

Winterm classes first were offered in 1997. Enrollment was 533.

UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, set a record for enrollment last fall with 9,357 students. UW-Stout has 40 undergraduate and 17 graduate programs.

UW-Stout also offers summer session courses with registration available soon, according to Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs, executive director of Enrollment Services.

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UW-Stout Winterm Enrollment
1997 — 533
1998 — 675
1999 — 880
2000 — 957
2001 — 964
2002 — 1,108
2003 — 1,130
2004 — 1,077
2005 — 1,058
2006 — 1,161
2007 — 1,278
2008 — 1,450
2009 — 1,421
2010 — 1,566
2011 — 1,748
2012 — 2,018*

*Preliminary

Source: UW-Stout Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality

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