Freshman Enrollment On The Rise



Many Illinois public universities have welcomed larger groups of freshmen to campus this fall than they did in 2012, bucking the trend of generally declining college enrollment around the country. A look at freshman enrollment at some of the state's public universities:

The first number listed represents this fall's freshman enrollment, the second number represents freshman enrollment in Fall 2012.
 
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 7,330 - 7,227
University of Illinois-Chicago 3,104 - 3,123
University of Illinois-Springfield 339 - 283
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 1,966 - 2,075
Illinois State University 2,981 - 3,088
Eastern Illinois University 1,254 - 1,234
Northern Illinois University 2,679 - 2,664
Western Illinois University 1,652 - 1,754
Southern Illinois University  2,571 - 2,321
Sources: Individual universities.
 

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