KENOSHA, WI–UW-Parkside’s preliminary enrollment numbers are up despite a 2-point-6 percent drop compared to last year across the UW System. Preliminary enrollment for the 2019 academic year announced by the university system yesterday was just over 167,000 students.

That is down from nearly 4,500 students from last year. However Parkside shows a 2 percent increase, with 88 more students enrolling, raising this year’s total preliminary enrollment to 4,414 students.

Enrollment on the flagship Madison campus was up 2% or 879 students. UW-Green Bay, La Crosse, and Superior were the only other campuses where enrollment was up.

UW-Stevens Point and Platteville saw the largest declines at 9.7% each. The university described the systemwide 2.6% drop was “modest” and are part of a trend of fewer high school graduates and low unemployment rates amid a strong economy.