The spring enrollment at SIU-Carbondale aligns with fall semester numbers.
Spokesperson Rae Goldsmith says official spring enrollment is down 11.63 percent from spring of 2018. The percentage is slightly better than the fall semester's decline of 11.96 percent from fall of 2017.
She says percentage changes from spring to fall are fairly close, because most new students start in fall and continue in spring.
Spring enrollment stands at 11,795 compared to 12,817 in the fall.
Goldsmith says total spring enrollment is always lower than fall in part because some students graduate in December. Nearly 13-hundred professional, graduate and undergraduate students were candidates for degrees in December.