It’s a five year push to increase the enrollment of the three campuses that make the University of Illinois system. Tim Killeen, President of the University of Illinois gave the goal of boosting enrollment by 15 percent to the U of I’s Board of Trustees. If achieved Champaign-Urbana, Chicago and Springfield would incorporate more than 93,000 students.
When considering the move – Killeen notes that 45 percent of Illinois high school seniors who go to college select a 4 year school outside of the state, 15 years ago that number was just 29 percent. The system has about 81,500 students right now.
The University is also going to freeze base tuition for a instate freshman for the 3rd year in a row.