Wednesday, February 5, 2020
UW-Whitewater chancellor: ‘Drastic’ enrollment decline means budget cuts, layoffs - Jonah Beleckis - Jefferson County Union
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is planning to cut its budget by $12 million over the next two years and lay off employees to compensate for a “drastic decline in enrollment,” the university’s chancellor announced Thursday. For the third year in a row, enrollment for the Whitewater campus went down, dropping 4.1 percent — from 12,084 students in 2018 to 11,586 in 2019, according to data from the fall semester. Enrollment at the university’s Rock County campus in Janesville is down 11.6 percent — from 975 students in 2018 to 862 students this year.