Northern Illinois University is working to increase its overall enrollment and provide more aid to disadvantaged groups.
University officials testified this week in front of the Illinois House Appropriations Higher Education Committee. Provost Beth Ingram said the school’s goal is to stabilize NIU enrollment at 17 to 18,000 students, as part of a multiyear campus plan. She also said there’s been more diverse hiring over the past year.
“I’m pleased to report," she said, "that of the 30 new tenure-track faculty we hired, 50%, 15, were from underrepresented groups."