Summer Enrollment At U Of I Drops 1st Time In 6 Years

 
The Alama Mater statue on the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois.

Loredo Taft's Alma Mater statue on the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois.

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For the first time in six years summer enrollment at the University of Illinois' largest campus is down. 

The News-Gazette reports that enrollment at the Urbana-Champaign campus this summer is 11,214. That is down by 470 students, or about 4 percent. 

Summer enrollment had climbed every year since 2011. That summer it was 9,258. 

In-state enrollment this summer is 5,616 while 3,407 foreign students are on campus. 

University officials did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press to discuss potential reasons for the enrollment decrease.

Story source: AP