Illinois Rural Student Attendance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Event Type: OCCRL

Speaker Information: Marci Rockey

Presentation at the 2017 National Forum to Advance Rural Education in Columbus, Ohio

An analysis of enrollment data finds that from 2003 to 2013, Illinois rural student attendance declined by 41% at the state’s land-grant, Research 1 institution. Significant increases in costs during this time period suggest that the University may no longer be accessible to qualified rural residents of the state.