University of Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Overall enrollment at the University of Wyoming has dropped by nearly 100 students this fall.

But more students are on the Laramie campus thanks to a large freshmen class and greater retention of undergraduates.

A preliminary count finds 12,841 students at UW's Laramie campus and outreach facilities across the state. That's down from 12,932 last year.

It is the second drop in three years after enrollment at Wyoming's only public, four-year university hit a record 13,122 in 2012.

Despite the drop, the number of students enrolled on the main campus in Laramie increased from 10,520 in 2014 to 10,542 this fall. There are 1,695 freshmen on the campus, up from 1,573 last year.

Vice President for Student Affairs Sara Axelson says it's one of UW's largest freshman classes ever.