by Juan Sindac
Eastern Illinois University faced a 13 percent decrease in their 2016 enrollment.
Illinois budget cuts affected other colleges such as Illinois State, Western Illinois, Southern Illinois, and even Chicago schools.
Payton Blakney, a junior transfer public relations major said,
“I was a little surprised and worried if it was still going to be open as a school, and all I could tell them was that I hope so.”
As Blakney hoped, Eastern remained opened despite enrollment issues.
Blakney also said the school had many opportunities to offer for transfer students.