Spring 2015 enrollment


Sophomore anthropology major John Needham said he knows someone who left NIU since last semester for financial reasons. Needham said retention would be improved if financial aid was more available to upperclassmen.

By Alexandra Meyer

Senior English major Leena Alousie studies Wednesday in the Holmes Student Center’s College Grind. Alousie said she doesn’t know anyone who has dropped out since last semester, but she thinks NIU’s affordability plays a “big” reason in students’ decision to leave. NIU’s retention and enrollment fell from spring 2014 to this semester, according to figures released at University Council Wednesday.