The Daily Eastern News

Enrollment: on-campus total down 3.16 percent

January 30, 2020

A full report of 10th-day enrollment numbers showed a 3.16 percent decrease in on-campus enrollment but a total 1.57 percent increase in students. The current on-campus head count is 4,475 students,...

10th-Day: Eastern sees spring-to-spring increase

January 29, 2020

Tenth-day enrollment numbers revealed a total of 7,621 students enrolled in classes at Eastern, 181 more students than the Spring 2019 semester. Excluding high school, the students taking dual-credit...

CUPB to hear enrollment, marketing updates

October 31, 2019

Josh Norman, the associate vice president for enrollment management, will highlight Eastern’s marketing plan during the Council on University Planning and Budget meeting Friday. The meeting will be...

Dual credit increases at Eastern

October 6, 2019

Editor’s note: The News wanted to run this story as a sidebar to our initial story about the State of the University Address in Friday’s edition of The Daily Eastern News. In this story we explain...

Glassman addresses state of university, underlines successes, goals

Eastern President David Glassman delivers his State of the University address in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Thursday afternoon. Glassman spoke multiple times of the growing status of Eastern, largely in part to a growth in enrollment and a stronger state budget situation.
October 3, 2019

Eastern will have to continue regulating its expenses this fiscal year to maintain a balanced budget. However, for fiscal year 2020, Eastern will not be required to reduce spending from the previous fiscal...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Eastern is in an upswing

October 3, 2019

It was not very long ago that Eastern found itself muddled in a state budget impasse that lasted 793 days from July 1 to Aug. 31, 2017. A rallying campaign to “Fund EIU” was sparked during that...

Total enrollment rises again at Eastern

September 3, 2019

Eastern’s enrollment is up 3.7 percent total headcount from 7,526 in fall 2018 to 7,806 this fall. Total headcount includes full-time enrollment and part-time enrollment for undergraduates and graduates,...

Gatrell delivers enrollment report to Faculty Senate

September 3, 2019

Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell delivered Eastern’s tenth day enrollment numbers, conveying a message of overall positivity and growth, to the Faculty Senate Tuesday. Gatrell reported to the senate that...

Eastern’s application, MyEIU sites see user friendly updates

June 26, 2019

Eastern revamped its application site and the MyEIU site, making both more user friendly and mobile friendly for prospective students. This new interface was launched over two weeks ago after two months...

10th Day numbers delayed, expected on Thursday

January 23, 2019

Tenth Day Enrollment numbers still have not been released because of an issue with being able to report the numbers. The numbers are expected to be released sometime Thursday. Josh Norman, the associate...

Eastern looks to retention efforts following increase in enrollment

September 5, 2018

With enrollment up by 7.1 percent, with a total head count of 7,526 students compared to last year’s number of 7,030, Eastern is taking steps to retain students in order to continue to grow enrollment...

Freshmen numbers up 24.5 percent from last year, total headcount up 7 percent

September 4, 2018

Editor’s note: An additional story will be published in Thursday’s edition of The Daily Eastern News that takes a closer look at the factors that went into the increase in enrollment, how the increase...

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