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Enrollment decreases ninth consecutive year

The total fall 2020 student enrollment is 8,565. The goal was 8,690.
September 10, 2020

Enrollment has declined for the ninth year in a row.   It was revealed there was a 1.4% decrease in enrollment during an update at the Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 3. The current fall 2020 headcount...

University focused on recruitment despite solely virtual outreach

University focused on recruitment despite solely virtual outreach
April 30, 2020

USI is normally full of admitted students and their parents touring campus this month as high school seniors try to find the best school for them before signing up for classes. Coronavirus and social...

Enrollment ‘urgency’ on campus

Enrollment 'urgency' on campus
March 3, 2020

President Ron Rochon said the university isn’t in an enrollment crisis, but the term he’s using is urgent. “I’m not going to call it a crisis,” Rochon said. “We’re not there.” Rochon...

University announces enrollment management changes

University announces enrollment management changes
February 11, 2020

The university released details on the new structure of enrollment management Tuesday morning following the resignation of Andy Wright, former vice president for enrollment management. President Ron...

Enrollment management VP resigns

Andy Wright
January 28, 2020

Andy Wright, vice president for Enrollment Management resigned this morning according to an email from President Ron Rochon to the campus community. Wright will be working on enrollment management-related...

Trustees raise concerns over expected enrollment

Trustees raise concerns over expected enrollment
January 14, 2020

Members of the Board of Trustees expressed concerns about enrollment during their meeting Jan. 9 in Indianapolis. Trustee Ron Romain said that he isn’t comfortable with the results after it was announced...

Enrollment VP: University needs all hands on deck to compete in ‘difficult market’

Andy Wright
October 11, 2019

University officials are looking for answers after enrollment numbers fell for the eighth consecutive year this fall, marking a changing environment in higher education. Total enrollment at the university,...

Total enrollment falls for eighth consecutive year

Total enrollment falls for eighth consecutive year
September 17, 2019

Total enrollment has dropped for the eighth consecutive year at USI, falling to 8,690 students. This year’s fall enrollment of graduate and undergraduate students is a 3% decrease from last year’s...

Pressure mounts as concern grows over sluggish wages, depleted morale

Pressure mounts as concern grows over sluggish wages, depleted morale
September 11, 2019

Tensions between faculty and the administration have reached a deadlock as concerns grow over a lack of employee morale and stagnant wages. Faculty were asked to submit questions anonymously to Faculty...

Trustees approve tuition increase

Trustees approve tuition increase
June 4, 2019

The Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees June 4 in the Griffin Center. Following a public forum on...

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

The Board of Trustees named Provost Ron Rochon as the university's fourth president Thursday afternoon. Rochon will officially assume his duties as president July 1.
October 30, 2018

Ron Rochon said being president has been busier than he ever anticipated. “People tell you and they kind of prepare you for the schedule, but until you get in the chair, you just don’t understand...

USI enrollment drops below 9,000

Students participate in a chant for their individual colleges during last years Welcome Week. Each college works to be the loudest as they walk into the Physical Activities Center.
September 18, 2018

Enrollment has dropped below 9,000 total students for the first time in over 15 years.  Chief Data Officer Katherine Draughon said the last time enrollment was under 9,000 was in 1999 when 8,695 undergraduate...

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