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At Emil Jones U (er..Chicago State) Only 86 Freshmen Enrolled

Chicago Tribune 28 September 2016 One Comment

Chicago State University enrolled just 86 freshmen this fall, an alarming drop as the embattled public institution faces an uncertain future.

Overall, the university now has fewer than half the number of total students it did six years ago. There are 3,578 students taking classes at the Far South Side campus this fall, down from 7,362 students in 2010, according to university figures released Tuesday. The numbers include 2,352 undergraduates and 1,226 graduate students.

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While enrollment has been declining for years, the past year has been particularly troubling. Overall enrollment is down 25 percent, and undergraduate enrollment is down 32 percent in one year, the largest decline of any public university in the state. The 86 freshmen includes both full-time and part-time students — smaller than a kindergarten cohort at many Chicago Public Schools.

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  • Crony State University said:

    Plenty of overpaid and unqualified Chicago State administrators still drawing salaries and benefits courtesy of the taxpayers. Political clout counts for more than merit or academic integrity. Who needs actual students?

    Governor Rauner needs to call upon the entire Board of Trustees to submit resignations.

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