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Enrollment losses in Illinois schools carry Midwest pack

Sep 28, 2016

Editor’s note: The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform regularly researches topics relevant to Illinois politics. Today’s topic focuses on the enrollment of Illinois colleges and the enrollment in schools at neighboring states. 

Public colleges and universities were among the many institutions to have funding withheld during the recent Illinois budget impasse. Last week, most schools released their 2016 enrollment numbers,which left many Illinois residents wondering what impact last year’s stalemate had on the state’s institutions of higher learning. The newest data confirms that most Illinois schools suffered significant decreases in enrollment from fall 2015 – 2016.

Chicago State University, a poster child for the negative effects of the…

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