The Daily Eastern News

International students increase amid enrollment decline

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

September 9, 2015

Among budgets cuts and a declining enrollment, Eastern has seen the international student population increase by 7 percent this fall semester. Enrollment has gone down with 8,520 currently enrolled, 291 of which are international students. Eastern saw 273 international students on its campus last...

Eastern’s enrollment continues decline

Eastern’s enrollment continues decline

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 9, 2015

  Data from thedailyeasternnews.silk.co   Eastern’s enrollment decreased this semester by 393 students from the 2014 fall semester. A total of 8,520 students are enrolled, including 1,673 freshmen along with 1,295 sophomores, 1,791 juniors and 2,385 seniors. The number of transfer students on campus decreased by 90 students from the fall 2014 semester. Whil...

Storms yield smaller open house turnout

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

October 13, 2014

For Eastern’s first open house of the school year Monday, 456 prospective students visited campus for tours and information. Additional students visited over the weekend, with at least 50 having showed up on Saturday, said Chris Dearth, the university admissions director. Dearth said about 100...

Librarians feel effects of enrollment drop

Oscar Correa and Roberto Hodge

September 19, 2014

An atmosphere of stillness and emptiness is present in Booth Library because of a decrease in enrollment, which has fallen 9 percent. Though the library seems to be quieter on the inside, the outside environment has not changed, said Randy McCammon, a library specialist. McCammon, who has been...

Minorities a quarter of Eastern’s population

Minorities a quarter of Eastern’s population

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

September 18, 2014

Minorities now make up 25 percent of Eastern’s population despite an overall enrollment drop of 9 percent since the last school year. With the current enrollment at 8,913, minorities make up 2,220 of those figures. Mona Davenport, the director of minority affairs, said the numbers may be lower,...

Departments feel effect of low enrollment

Margaret Langevin, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2014

Eastern’s lower enrollment has forced classes to condense in size, which can be beneficial to students and faculty. Tom Glenn, the associate director of admissions, said some years certain majors are more commonly chosen than others. He said some of those majors are ones that Eastern doesn’t offer,...

Administration to implement enrollment strategies

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

September 15, 2014

Eastern administrators are looking into initiatives to help increase university enrollment numbers for next fall. Among several ideas to increase enrollment, President Bill Perry said program growth will be used to help with enrollment numbers. “At the graduate level, we are using online instruction...

Low enrollment causes decline in Greek participation

Low enrollment causes decline in Greek participation

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2014

Eastern’s dropping enrollment is expected to affect Greek enrollment for the year. Greek life has experienced several issues because of the decline in enrollment. Dean Harwood, director of fraternity and sorority programs, said in the fall of 2013, there were 1,557 fraternity and sorority members...

International student enrollment up 29 percent

International student enrollment up 29 percent

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

September 11, 2014

Eastern’s International student enrollment has increased 29 percent this fall semester, despite seeing a loss in student enrollment overall. Overall enrollment is down 9 percent at 8,913 currently enrolled, with international students making up 273 of those figures. In perspective, only 141 international...

Enrollment down 9 percent from last fall

Enrollment down 9 percent from last fall

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

September 11, 2014

Eastern’s enrollment declined this fall semester by 862 students, which is about a nine percent decrease from last fall’s enrollment. A total of 8,913 students are currently enrolled, compared to last year’s 9,775 graduate and undergraduate students. Blair Lord, provost and vice president for ...

Faculty senate addresses budget cuts, enrollment

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

August 26, 2014

Faculty senate members debated issues concerning budget cuts and enrollment during their meeting Tuesday. James Conwell, a physics professor, asked if the money to budget academic affairs has increased or stayed flat. Blair Lord, provost and vice president for academic affairs, said this area has...

Lord gives update on freshman enrollment

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor

July 23, 2014

Incoming freshman enrollment numbers are down about 180 from last year, but the numbers change every day, said Blair Lord, the provost and vice president for academic affairs, at the Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday. Lord said getting enrollment up this past year has been tough. He said he is hopeful...

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