With the recently started fall semester, Eastern Illinois University has seen new first-time enrollment numbers increase by 2 percent from a year ago.
Since taking office in June of this year, EIU President David Glassman has repeatedly said that the university’s first goal is to reach a point of enrollment stability, thus putting an end to a multi-year trend of decreasing enrollment.
“By closing that gap, I believe Eastern is clearly positioning itself for a promising future,” he said. “We plan to continue those recruitment efforts that have brought us success, intensify recruitment efforts in our nearby southern and eastern regions of the state, and enhance our marketability with new initiatives, as well.”
The number of graduate students also increased. The number rose by 47 — from 1,255 in 2014 to 1,302 this year.