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Record Student Enrollment At U of I Urbana Campus For 7th Straight Year

A graphic showing the UIUC class of 2021 by the numbers.

A graphic showing the U of I Urbana class of 2021 by the numbers. Julie McMahon/University of Illinois

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign set an enrollment record for the seventh consecutive year.

The 10-day total enrollment, graduate and undergraduate, at the Urbana campus is 47,826—up three percent from last year.

The U of I takes an enrollment snapshot on day 10 of the fall semester.

“Our commitment to affordability, access and academic quality fosters a global reputation for excellence that continues to attract the best-and-brightest students from across our state and nation and from around the world,” Tim Killeen, president of the University of Illinois, said in a news release.

At the flagship campus, freshmen enrollment was 7,518—down 74 students from last year. African-American undergraduate total enrollment increased 0.6-percent and Latino enrollment rose 8.5 percent.

Elsewhere in the U of I system, the University of Illinois-Chicago saw a 4.9 percent increase in enrollment, breaking 30,000 for the first time. University of Illinois-Springfield total enrollment fell 8.7 percent to 4,956 students.

Total enrollment at other public universities in Illinois has fallen across the board, ranging from a 1.2 percent decline at Illinois State University, to an 11.4 percent drop at Chicago State University.


Illinois Public Universities - Fall 2017 Enrollment