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UW struggles with post-pandemic enrollment, retention

CASPER — The University of Wyoming continues to struggle with falling enrollment and retention rates as fewer students seek out and stay in Laramie for their college education.

UW Provost Kevin Carman addressed ongoing enrollment concerns at Wyoming’s only four-year university in an email last week to university staff and announced a schoolwide effort to solve what he described as the school’s “enrollment challenges.”

Forecasts suggest the school’s total enrollment at the start of the fall semester will be down 5% from 2022, while the school’s fall 2023 freshman class projects to be 15% smalle...