Decade-Long Slide
11:00 am
Sun September 14, 2014

WIU Boosts Recruitment Efforts to Combat Declining Enrollment

Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said declining student enrollment is one of the biggest problems the university faces.

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High Enrollment, Retention Fueling Need
6:47 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Culver-Stockton College Adding Dorm Rooms

One of the region's colleges is facing some unexpected challenges, thanks to a problem other colleges would do anything to have.

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WIU Works To Reverse The Trend
10:20 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Enrollment At WIU Continues To Trend Down

Western Illinois University, Macomb Campus.
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In the spring of 2007, nearly 9,800 undergraduate students were attending classes at Western Illinois University's Macomb campus.  Only 8,000 were enrolled this past spring. The leaders of the university are currently working on plans to bring enrollment back up.

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Five-Year Figure Also Down
5:09 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Public School Enrollment Down in SEIA

The Keokuk School District's certified enrollment fell by 28 students this year, compared to last year.

The trend of Iowa's public school enrollment being on the rise is not reaching the southeast corner of the state.

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Millions of Dollars
8:15 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

WIU Enrollment Decline Impacts Bottom Line

Sherman Hall, the administration building at WIU
Credit Rich Egger

There are 498 fewer students attending Western Illinois University this fall than at this time last year.

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The 2 + 2 Agreement involves business degrees
1:56 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

WIU Signs Dual Enrollment Deal with EICC

The agreement helps students transfer from EICC to WIU.
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Western Illinois University recently signed a new agreement with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to make the transition for EICC students coming to Western easier.

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Expecting Enrollment Boost
9:36 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

SCC Boosting Tuition

Southeastern Community College's Board of Trustees has increased tuition by $3/credit hour.

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Top Stories
10:34 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Iowa Public School Enrollment Up

The Keokuk School District has seen its enrollment shrink by 10% over the last five years, even with an increase this year.

The Iowa Department of Education says public school enrollment increased by 2,741 students from the 2011/2012 school year to the current year.

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Trial Period Starts Next Week
9:25 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Cell Phone Use in BHS

Students at Burlington High School will be able to use their cell phones during school.

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North Hill vs. Blackhawk
11:55 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Burlington Schools Could Alter Boundaries

Burlington School Administrators Want To Balance The Elementary Enrollment

The Burlington School District wants to balance its elementary school enrollment.

The administration says nearly 200 students attend an elementary school that is outside of their neighborhood.

Superintendent Jane Evans says this is likely the result of families moving within the city but choosing to remain a part of their previous school. 

She says the district wants to balance the enrollment at its five elementary schools: Blackhawk, Corse, Grimes, North Hill and Sunnyside.

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