UW-La Crosse enrollment highest in 15 years

Published On: Aug 28 2013 10:59:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2013 07:49:12 AM CDT
LA CROSSE, WI -

More students are attending UW-La Crosse than any year in the last decade and a half. That's due in part to the largest freshmen class entering the university since 1986.

Chancellor Joe Gow made that announcement to all faculty and staff at a University Address Wednesday morning.

Gow says it will be a challenge to find housing for all of the students, but it's news for faculty members to celebrate. "That gives us a little bit more leeway in working with things like the compensation of our great faculty and staff, means the resources we have to make what we call equity adjustments to make their salaries more competitive," said Gow.

Also boosting enrollment numbers is a growth in international students attending UW-L.