- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming granted a record 2,860 degrees in the past academic year.

The number is 60 more than the previous record set in the 2011-12 academic year and includes an all-time high of 2,159 bachelor’s degrees.

University officials say the increases reflect the college’s efforts to improve student retention and completion.

UW President Laurie Nichols says as the university increases its efforts to enroll more students and help them succeed, the number of graduates is expected to continue rising.

UW’s fall enrollment record was set in fall semester 2012, when nearly 14,000 students were enrolled. Since then, UW’s freshman retention rate has increased from 73.9 percent to 76.4 percent, and its five-year graduation rate has gone from 60.6 percent to 62.2 percent.



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