URBANA, Ill. (AP) – Enrollment totals for this fall show the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is the seventh-largest public university campus in the country with 44,880 students.
Charles Tucker, vice provost for undergraduate education and innovation, says the campus has grown by about 1 percent a year for several decades largely at the undergraduate level.
A campus committee has created a plan to expand the university by up to 20 percent over the next six years, in terms of degrees awarded.
Tucker says most of that growth would be through new online or graduate programs, which could bring in more than 6,300 students.
The News-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2dT2WLA ) reports this year’s freshman class of nearly 7,600 students is among the five largest in the country and is close to the university’s capacity.