Enrollment at Illinois Community Colleges Continues DroppingNovember 1, 2019 |
by Fahima Paghmani
(WSIL) — A new report by the Illinois Community College Board shows a dip in enrollment at colleges across the state. Chad Flannery with Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg says throughout the years he’s noticed a change in student enrollment.
Flannery says there are multiple factors that have contributed to the decline, but he mainly points to a decline in local high school students, “Probably in the past decade we are seeing a population drain. Our high school classes are getting smaller and so that’s naturally going to lead to smaller enrollments in this region.”