Tracking State Universities Enrollment Numbers - Fall 2021

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Now that we're a couple of weeks into most schools fall semesters, we're starting to see some enrollment numbers. Schools are required to report enrollment numbers based on "10th day", essentially 2 weeks into the semester, after most of the early-semester registrations and drops have slowed down significantly.

So far, ISU and SIUC have reported their numbers (WIU's are expected mid-next week):
Illinois State - 20,233 (down 2.35% from last year). They've been remarkably steady enrollment-wise over the last 20 years, with their high being 21,080 in 2011 and low at 19,924 in 2013 (a range of 1,156).
SIU-C - 11,266 (down 0.88% from last year). Like many state universities, they suffered severe drops in the span of ~2016-2019 (~30% down over the last 5 years), but are essentially flat from last year to this year, so it looks like the the freefall has pretty much flattened out.
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The U of I system released their numbers today. Not surprisingly, UIUC and UIC are both up, UIS is a bit down.

U of I Urbana/Champaign - 56,299, up 7.58% over last year and their highest ever enrollment
U of I Chicago - 34,199, up 2.03% over last year
U of I Springfield - 3,944, down 4.87% from last year

Total for the system is 94,750

https://news.uillinois.edu/view/7815/1693192351
https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/363464553
https://today.uic.edu/uic-sets-enrollme ... r-in-a-row
https://www.uis.edu/news/university-ill ... enrollment
 
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And we have our official numbers: http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php ... e_id=18052
7,455 enrolled this fall semester, a drop of 0.47% vs last fall (literally 35 students)
It's also a record number of international students for the school.

NIU has released theirs: https://newsroom.niu.edu/2021/09/09/niu ... -freshmen/
They are at 16,234, which is a drop of 3.19% vs last fall

SIU-E is out too: https://www.siue.edu/news/2021/09/SIUEA ... ears.shtml
13,010 is an increase of 1.17% from last year.
SIU-E also currently has 1,744 more students than SIU-C
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