ISU President Talks Enrollment Decline

Statewide Iowa — All three of the state universities are expecting fewer students this fall.

During discussion of next year’s budgets for Iowa State, UNI and the University of Iowa — ISU president Wendy Wintersteen said the enrollment decline is a two-part issue.

She says the decline in other students isn’t as surprising when you look at overall demographic issues.

Fewer students means lower tuition revenue for each school. Iowa State University says student tuition supports seventy-percent of it’s general budget. At the University of Iowa it’s sixty-four-percent from student tuition. UNI reports that student tuition supports only forty-two-percent of the Cedar Falls school’s budget.

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