Wednesday, September 9, 2015

UIS enrollment stable for fall, down slightly from last year

Fall enrollment at the University of Illinois Springfield is down slightly compared to last year but has topped 5,000 students for the sixth consecutive year.

The official fall census puts total enrollment at 5,402 after the first 10 days of classes, the second-largest student body in the history of the school.

Last year’s fall enrollment was a record 5,431.

UIS Chancellor Susan Koch said she’s pleased with many of the things she sees in the enrollment report.

“It continues to be a competitive higher education environment,” she said. “We know students and their families have many options, but when they choose UIS, they know they are getting a high quality and affordable educational experience and a community where faculty and staff care about their success.”

Overall credit hours are up more than 300, from 53,507 in fall 2014 to 53,847 this year.

“That shows that they are working very hard to be full-time students,” Koch said.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on September 9, 2015.

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