Illinois State University

Illinois State University says this year's freshman class is its largest in 33 years.

The university has 3,860 freshmen for the 2019-2020 academic year. ISU President Larry Dietz says it's ``proof that students recognize the high quality of educational, growth, and leadership opportunities'' the university offers.

Illinois State University has exceeded a $150 million fundraising goal.

The university announced Tuesday it's received more than $155 million in donations, hitting the goal for the Redbirds Rising campaign 13 months ahead of schedule.

ISU Hikes Tuition 3 Percent

May 9, 2016

Illinois State University's Board of Trustees formally approved a 3 percent increase in tuition, fees, and room and board at a Trustee's meeting Friday.

For students who are Illinois residents, the increase amounts to an additional $10.78 per credit hour. ISU President Larry Dietz said the increase is necessary because of a $60 million short fall in the university's budget despite an expected infusion of stop gap funds by the state.

Leaders of several state universities and community colleges are sounding the alarm as they begin month three of receiving no money from Illinois.

State support for Illinois' 12 public universities and its 49 community colleges is the largest part of the state government that isn't being funded during Springfield's budget impasse.

Illinois State University

Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan has resigned. Flanagan did not attend a special meeting Saturday of the governing Board of Trustees, which accepted his resignation unanimously.