According to figures released last week by NIU’s Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the College of Education enrolled a total of 2,533 students — 1,321 undergraduate, 1,212 graduate — for the fall 2015 semester, a slight gain over 2014 totals. The Departments of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF) and Literacy and Elementary Education (LEED) picked up the largest increases in students, 15 and 46 respectively.
Overall, the university’s official 10-day count showed an enrollment of 20,130 students. That is a decline of about 2.3 percent, the smallest dip in enrollment since 2010.
“We are not where we want to be, but there are encouraging signs of progress,” NIU President Doug Baker said.
Positive signs include continued improvement in student retention and increases in international students.