SIU Reports Slight Increase in Enrollment
CARBONDALE -- Stopping a steep drop in student numbers has been top priority at SIU for years. Tuesday, administrators reported success. Total enrollment this fall is 17,989. That's a slight increase of 25 students from last year. But it's still a far cry from the 21,500 students on the Carbondale campus ten years ago.
University administrators are happy with the numbers. They credit this fall's increase to a variety of factors. But, they admit there's still a lot more work to be done.
Enrollment numbers seem like an unlikely problem when you hear current students talk about SIU.
SIU administrators credit a new branding and marketing focus for the slight rise in enrollment. More details on the fall numbers will be released later this week.
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