CHICAGO (AP) – Officials at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale said they’re seeing an increase of applications for the next school year.
According to The Southern Illinoisan, SIU has received 27% more freshman applicants than this time last year.
More than 2,600 students have been admitted, a 21% increase compared to this time last year. School officials credited fresh recruitment efforts, including the addition of a recruiter in St. Louis and new campus visit programs.
Interim Provost Meera Komarraju said it’s “too soon” to say if the applicants will mean a bigger incoming class in the fall.