Officials at SIU-Carbondale say enrollment this spring corresponds with the numbers last fall.

The school says spring enrollment declined 8.81 percent, slightly improving on the 8.96 percent decline in fall 2017.

The public is invited to attend a community conversation on the future of SIU-Carbondale.

Dwindling state funds and falling enrollments have led the university and the community at large to look for answers.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno.

SIU Edwardsville is reporting a small decrease in its Fall 2017 enrollment, when compared to a year ago.

Fall enrollment at SIU-Carbondale dropped by over 14-hundred students, a decline of nearly nine percent from last fall.

SIU-C's 2017 fall enrollment stands at 14,554.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Leaders with the City of Carbondale and SIU-C attended a ribbon cutting Wednesday for the new entrance monument along Route 13 on the east side of town.

There are 9,469 students enrolled at Western Illinois University this spring semester. It's the first time this century Western's student body has dropped below 10,000.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville saw a slight dip in enrollment this semester, but still recorded the second-highest spring enrollment in the school's history.

Spring enrollment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale mirrors the decline in fall enrollment, but school officials say that was expected.

Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell says enrollment this spring is down 7.4 percent when compared to the spring semester of 2016. Fall enrollment declined 7.55 percent from the fall of 2015.

Progress Illinois

A preliminary report on college enrollment in Illinois shows a decline at all sectors of higher education.

Randy Dunn

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn.

Jennifer Fuller, WSIU

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has challenges to address, but it's CEO says the campus has many strengths that will help it through difficult times.

Illinois education officials are beginning to draft legislation that would prohibit school districts from dropping students from enrollment lists because they don't meet minimum academic and attendance standards.

Illinois State Board of Education officials say that current state law increases the chance that at-risk students will drop out of school.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell.

Fall enrollment at the University of Illinois is up over 77-thousand this fall, setting a record for the 3-campus system.

Overall enrollment at SIU's Carbondale campus is now below 16,000 students.

Randy Dunn

SIU's President says an Associated Press report showing lower enrollment in this year's freshman class at state universities is holding true for his system.

Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell says the university will likely see a dip in on-campus enrollment this fall - and he blames the state budget impasse along with negative perceptions for the decline.

Spring enrollment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is down.

But, school officials say they anticipated it following a decline in fall enrollment.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Thursday is the first day on the job for SIU-Carbondale interim Chancellor Brad Colwell.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is down nearly 700 students for the Fall of 2015, but administrators say there are some bright points to focus on.

August 25 marks the start of a new semester at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

As thousands of students begin their fall semester at SIU Carbondale Monday, administrators are trying to take stock - even though official numbers are still a ways off.


Southern Illinois University Carbondale is anticipating level student enrollment for the fall semester.


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has enrolled a record number of students this year.

SIU Carbondale officials are calling the ten-day fall enrollment figures a victory in their effort to bring and keep more students on the campus.


Southern Illinois University Carbondale may see a flat or slightly positive enrollment this fall - if current numbers hold through the end of the week.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Glenn Poshard for this Morning Conversation:


SIU students are back in Carbondale starting this weekend, as classes begin for the fall of 2013 on Monday.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng about the upcoming academic year.