ISU board members to review this year's enrollment goal

NORMAL - Illinois State University officials are questioning whether the institution actually hit its enrollment target this year.

ISU previously reported that they were happy with its fall enrollment of 20,615 students, which includes the university's largest freshman class since 1989.

However, during a review of the budget for fiscal year 2015, university board member Bob Churney suggested that the tuition revenue could be increased if the school enrolled about 1,000 more students.  Churney said the expansion would depend on several factors, such as ISU's mission to keep a 19:1 student-faculty ratio in classes, and adequate student housing.

More than 42 percent of the university's projected operating revenue in 2015's proposed budget comes from tuition revenue.  The board is scheduled to vote on 2015's budget on October 24.

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