Monday, February 5, 2018

Declines at SIUC

From an email I received and posted with permission:

1. Not one new house built in Carbondale in 2017
2. SIUC attendance down another 8.8%
3.Current attendance at SIUC around 13,300, down over 10,000 from its peak in 1990
4. Faculty numbers  down from around 1640 in 2007 to around 900 or so today

This isn't just at SIUC, it is a statewide problem. The problem is pretty dramatic at SIUC though and it affects those of us who live here as SIUC is the primary economic engine of the city. wE have seen an estimated $1.3 billion loss to southern Illinois as a result of the declines at SIUC

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