Wisconsin College Appeal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

More students have applied for school this fall at many Wisconsin universities.

In fact, Marquette University in Milwaukee has decided to end the admissions process early -- topping 7,000 freshman applicants for the first time.

At UW Madison, admissions for this fall climbed three percent. Carthage College in Kenosha reports a 20 percent increase in applications compared to last year.

Demographically, the number of college-age students has increased nationally. The unstable economy also has made college more attractive.