Monday, December 14, 2009

SIUC Retention

I think this means that retention for the spring to fall semester is up, though 10,216 students registered for spring at this time compared to 12,885 at the same time last year doesn't sound like much to celebrate to me. Also, this was an interesting paraphrase from the Chancellor:

Chancellor Sam Goldman said at the executive session of the SIU Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday he believes the university’s retention problem has been tackled.

Given the enrollment trends at the university for the past 20 years, I don't think one semester is enough to consider the problem "tackled".

1 comment:

  1. I noticed that sleight of hand when I read the article as well. That is an amazingly high percentile in enrollment decline!