UWEC Looks Ahead to Future Enrollment Drop

UWEC Looks Ahead to Future Enrollment Drop

The freshman class at UW-Eau Claire this year is larger than expected, but university leaders say there is an enrollment cliff coming.

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University Chancellor James Schmidt spoke at yesterday’s Virtual Business Community Breakfast. He said there is a cliff for all of higher education coming in 2025 because that is the first year of much smaller high school graduating classes. To counter that, Schmidt says UW-Eau Claire is expanding its student search into Minnesota and trying to target students who they think would be a good fit for the campus in Eau Claire.

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