(Photo Credit: SIUC Facebook Page)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale has released fall enrollment numbers which are showing the largest drop in recent history. The university has seen a decline almost every year for the past five years except for 2014. The drop in enrollment is a concern for students, faculty, and members of the community because the college affects many different areas of Carbondale. This years enrollment totaled 15,987 while last falls reported number was 17,292. Chancellor Colwell told WSIL TV that university leaders are lobbying for state funding in Springfield but the university has to get its “house in order” despite what’s happening in the capital.