University of Wyoming enrollment is down from 2016

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Laramie, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming's spring headcount is down from 2016, but UW President Laurie Nicholas says there are indications of increased freshman enrollment next fall.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that there were 11,795 students enrolled at UW for the spring semester, down 188 students, or 1.6 percent, from 2016.

Vice President of Academic Affairs Sara Axelson says she hasn't seen any evidence that recent budget cuts at the university have resulted in decreased enrollment.

Trustee Kermit Brown said he would like to see UW recruitment efforts start earlier than high school.

Nichols says she will continue to look into outreach methods and efforts and she's confident enrollment will eventually begin to increase.