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SIU-C spring enrollment mirrors fall decline

Spring enrollment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale mirrors the decline in fall enrollment as expected, according to Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell.

“Fall enrollment declined 7.55 percent when compared with the previous fall, while the current spring semester declined 7.40 percent when compared with the previous spring,” he said.

“This means that we held our ground,” he added. “Typically spring semester figures are a direct reflection of what we have seen in the fall.”

Overall, spring 2017 enrollment totaled 14,636 compared with 15,806 students enrolled in spring 2016.

Spring enrollment is always lower than fall enrollment due to December graduation, Colwell said.

There were 1,383 students scheduled to graduate in December, which correlates closely with the 1,351 difference between the fall 2016 enrollment of 15,987 and spring enrollment of 14,636.