The Daily Eastern News

Eastern’s application, MyEIU sites see user friendly updates

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

June 27, 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 of working out the final details. The project itself was five years in the making. MyEIU...

10th Day numbers delayed, expected on Thursday

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

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 vice president for enrollment management, said in an email Wednesday that the reason for taking ...

Eastern looks to retention efforts following increase in enrollment

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

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 after the release of Tenth Day Enrollment numbers. These steps include revamping the merit scholarship...

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

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

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 in enrollment has affected Housing and Dining and the current retention efforts the university is u...

Freshmen enrollment expected to increase for fall 2018

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

June 6, 2018

With the promise of a state budget that offers a two percent increase in appropriations for Eastern, the freshmen enrollment is also expected to increase for Fall 2018. Josh Norman, the associate vice president for enrollment management, said freshmen deposits are up 28 percent from last year. Last...

International student enrollment numbers take a hit

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2018

Correction: This story has been edited to reflect that Brenda Cuellar actually went to Colombia and Brazil with the purpose of recruiting international students. The News regrets the error. Despite strides made in Eastern’s Spring 2018 enrollment numbers, there is one area where numbers have dro...

Enrollment projections indicate an increase in enrollment since last semester

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

January 15, 2018

Josh Norman, associate vice president of enrollment management, told the Council on University Planning and Budgeting current enrollment projections for the spring semester at its Friday meeting. As the numbers stand now, new freshman are up by about 36 percent from Spring 2017 to Spring 2018. New...

Forum set to show recruitment tips, ideas for prospective students

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

January 10, 2018

Following a year of updates from Eastern’s Office of Enrollment Management, a recruitment forum will show the campus how to inform more perspective students. According to January’s enrollment management update, freshman admit numbers are higher than they have been in ten years for this point in...

Review committee hears of enrollment trends, proposals

Review committee hears of enrollment trends, proposals

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

November 12, 2017

Management professor Michael Dobbs presented research on enrollment trends in higher education, showing that while Eastern’s enrollment went down, other universities’ in Illinois went up, at Friday’s meeting of the Workgroup Review Committee. The committee also looked at proposals for new programs...

Faculty Senate to hear from athletic director, discuss enrollment plans

Staff Report

October 30, 2017

The Faculty Senate is set to hear from Athletic Director Tom Michael during the second half of its meeting Tuesday. It will also discuss the follow-up material from Josh Norman, associate vice president for enrollment management, at its next meeting Tuesday. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. in room...

Enrollment down by five percent

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

September 10, 2017

  Eastern’s total enrollment has gone down from 7,415 in fall 2016 to 7,030 in fall 2017, making for a five percent decrease from last year’s numbers. This is the university’s lowest fall-to-fall headcount decline in six years. “That means (enrollment has) gone down every year in...

Tenth day enrollment numbers delayed

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

September 7, 2017

Tenth day enrollment numbers have not been released yet because some data was not corrected correctly. “There was a little hiccup... for reporting gender and ethnicity for about 20 students,” said Josh Norman, the associate vice president for enrollment management. “Before we can do the releas...

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