University of Illinois studying drop in African American students

by WICS News Team, Fox Illinois News Team

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus (File Photo)

The University of Illinois is trying to figure out why the African American student enrollment is dropping.

457 black students enrolled this fall, that’s down about 500 from last year and another 500 from the year before.

University officials plan to survey applicants who declined the school’s admission offer this year.

Officials said offers from other universities and the declining pool of students is likely to contribute to the drop.

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