SIU Edwardsville receives record number of fall applications

Total applications are up 21 percent compared to last year

Alex Degman
February 09, 2020 - 1:59 pm

EDWARDSVILLE (KMOX) -- An increase in the number of applicants to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has officials feeling hopeful about enrollment for the coming fall semester. 

Freshman applications for fall of this year totaled 10,860, beating a previous record from 2015. The Alton Telegraph reports that the number of total applications is up 21% compared to last year. 

The school says it will now focus on keeping in touch with applying students as they decide where to attend college.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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