Enrollment

Rich Egger

There are 145 fewer students studying at Western Illinois University this spring than there were last year. Enrollment fell from 10,821 in the spring of 2014 to 10,676 this spring. That’s a 1.3% drop.

Andy Borst, Director of Admissions, said students leave for a variety of reasons, but he does not believe it is because of dissatisfaction with Western. 

Rich Egger

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

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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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.

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

WIU Enrollment Decline Impacts Bottom Line

Sep 10, 2013
Rich Egger

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

WIU Signs Dual Enrollment Deal with EICC

Jul 15, 2013
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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.

SCC Boosting Tuition

Jul 11, 2013

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

Iowa Public School Enrollment Up

Jan 4, 2013

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

Cell Phone Use in BHS

Oct 16, 2012

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

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.