An Enrollment Competitiveness Program begins this fall to address Illinois State’s ability to attract incoming freshmen.

There is a gradual decline in the number of Illinois high school graduates due to changing demographics. Competition for Midwest students is so intense that financial incentives are crucial.

The Board of Trustees consequently approved removing the out-of-state tuition differential for selected students.

The reduced tuition program may include high-achieving students who are eligible for specific scholarship programs, artistically talented students recruited by faculty for specific majors, and students recruited by Admissions.

While the program is anticipated to impact only a small number of students from outside of Illinois, it will build regional diversity on campus.