The Daily Eastern News

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...

Enrollment numbers to be released

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

September 5, 2017

Tenth day numbers were being finalized as of late Tuesday evening by institutional research, according to Provost Jay Gatrell. Until the official memo goes out, Gatrell said he could not release any official numbers. He said a highlight of the data is the increase in the number of transfer students. Josh...

Tenth day numbers to be released

Staff Report

August 31, 2017

With the tenth day of classes happening on Friday, enrollment numbers are set to be released late next week. Last year, Eastern’s fall enrollment dropped by almost 13 percent, going down from 8,520 to 7,415. In the spring semester, it went even lower to 6,673. Josh Norman, associate vice president...

Eastern offers in-state tuition to displaced students

Staff Report

August 31, 2017

University personnel are working on ways to help students displaced by Hurricane Harvey enroll at Eastern. Students whose education has been disrupted because of the storm will be given in-state tuition rates and can have all application and late fees waived, Eastern President David Glassman announc...

Committee uses data to update report

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2017

The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee updated its report by examining updated profit/loss numbers and studying philosophy courses and enrollment information at its meeting Friday. The members reviewed an updated profit/loss document from Budget Analyst Candace Flatt for...

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