WIU: Freshman Enrollment Flat, Total Enrollment Down

(Macomb, IL)  —  There are fewer students on campus at Western Illinois University this year. The school says Fall 2016 enrollment is down over 700 students. But WIU is bragging a bit. Officials say freshman enrollment is essentially flat. That’s better than most Illinois universities. Northern Illinois and Southern Illinois universities say they’re seeing fewer students. Illinois State University says its freshman class is up, as is total enrollment.