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Students at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston walk across campus north of Booth Library in 2017.

CHARLESTON -- EIU leaders are anxiously awaiting for the fall semester to begin, and rightly so. Early indications suggest that EIU’s first-time freshmen enrollment numbers will increase by more than 20 percent, and that the university is also likely to see upticks to its transfer, online and graduate student enrollments as well.

This follows January’s news that Eastern Illinois University’s official spring-to-spring enrollment increased five percent from 2017 to 2018.

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According to university leaders, the ongoing growth is attributable to the accelerated, ongoing efforts of EIU’s admissions, enrollment and marketing teams to create broader awareness of EIU in the state and the region.

“We’ve worked hard to better unify and reinforce our overall outreach efforts by strategically aligning those areas,” said Josh Norman, EIU’s associate vice president for Enrollment Management. “Anyone affiliated with EIU knows we offer a top-quality experience to all our students, but creating that heightened awareness is also an important counterpart in sharing and spreading our distinct EIU narrative.”

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