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Very interesting and pertinent article from USA Today: States are cutting university budgets. Taxpayers aren't interested in funding campus kooks


https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ ... 970822002/
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Neckerchief wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:40 pm Very interesting and pertinent article from USA Today: States are cutting university budgets. Taxpayers aren't interested in funding campus kooks


https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ ... 970822002/
The guaranteed fix for higher education is a lengthy armed conflict (think Vietnam) requiring conscription and the accompanying student deferments. These very same taxpayers would sound a much different tune.
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How long can Illinois let these universities shrink? More than half of Illinois' state schools are on the ropes enrollment-wise. Meanwhile, the cost of operating them is going up.
From Crain's Chicago Business:
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In 1995, Governor Jim Edgar changed the way that the state universities were organized when the three operating systems (Board of Governors, Board of Regents, and the UI) became nine separate systems.

Now it looks like the pendulum may be swinging back. We may see fewer operating systems as some state universities could be organized under the same "umbrella".
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WIU changing admissions process.
Headline story in Saturday's McDonough County Voice:
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Enrollment numbers have been released for this fall: http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php ... e_id=18689

2.5% increase to 7,643 total students
16.7% increase of incoming freshmen class to 1,074
record international student enrollment of 1,108
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ST_Lawson wrote: Thu Sep 08, 2022 11:54 am Enrollment numbers have been released for this fall: http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php ... e_id=18689

2.5% increase to 7,643 total students
16.7% increase of incoming freshmen class to 1,074
record international student enrollment of 1,108

 
Do we have a count for just Macomb campus?  Believe this is both.
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letsgonecks wrote: Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:43 pm
ST_Lawson wrote: Thu Sep 08, 2022 11:54 am Enrollment numbers have been released for this fall: http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php ... e_id=18689

2.5% increase to 7,643 total students
16.7% increase of incoming freshmen class to 1,074
record international student enrollment of 1,108



 
Do we have a count for just Macomb campus?  Believe this is both.



 
It is both/all, yes, although it's a bit tricky to calculate and compare by campus with the growth of online classes. They do calculate it, but you have to take it with a "grain of salt". Prior to 2020, they calculated "extension" students separately, then they combined them with their primary campus in 2020. This year, the "online" students are separate again. The thing is, there are "online" students who are physically in Macomb, but just take all their classes online. I can tell you that despite our "on-campus" Macomb numbers being down vs what it says for the past two years, campus feels a lot busier than it has since before the pandemic. I do not have any idea if that will translate to attendance at sporting events, however.

Either way, here's the numbers by campus going back to 2008, as best as I can decipher them.


 
 
 
 
 
 
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ST_Lawson wrote: Thu Sep 08, 2022 11:54 am Enrollment numbers have been released for this fall: http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php ... e_id=18689

2.5% increase to 7,643 total students
16.7% increase of incoming freshmen class to 1,074
record international student enrollment of 1,108

 
has there been a push for international students, or any idea why the record number
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meganeck wrote: Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:19 pm
ST_Lawson wrote: Thu Sep 08, 2022 11:54 am Enrollment numbers have been released for this fall: http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php ... e_id=18689

2.5% increase to 7,643 total students
16.7% increase of incoming freshmen class to 1,074
record international student enrollment of 1,108


 
has there been a push for international students, or any idea why the record number

 
yes, that is the President's primary focus. 15% of our student population is international.
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