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The head of the SIU-Carbondale campus says the spring enrollment numbers show good news regarding student retention.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

SIU-Carbondale is joining more than a thousand other institutions in no longer requiring the SAT or ACT test scores for admission.

Interim Chancellor John Dunn says this aligns SIU-C with national trends to make standardized tests optional.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Saluki Success Program Coordinator Nick Weshinskey, Assistant Lecturer Laura Borger, and Student Austin Barron. The program is slated for change, as the university continues reorganization efforts.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has increased graduate student enrollment for the spring 2019 semester.

Graduate enrollment grew ten percent to 177 students more than spring 2018 to reach its highest level in four years.

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.


SIU-C is doing what it can to get prospective students on campus to help boost enrollment.

On Wednesday, the College of Business welcomed 400 high school and community college students within a two-hour radius of Carbondale.

Fall enrollment at SIU-Carbondale is down nearly 12-percent, but school officials say they are seeing some positive signs for the future.

Ten-day numbers released Tuesday show enrollment stands at 12,817 students.


An employee at SIU-Carbondale presented his comprehensive plan to increase enrollment at a public meeting this week.

Paralegal Studies interim director Daniel Silver says his five-point plan could bring in more students quickly and help keep them on campus.

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.

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.