ISU Expects Revenue Loss from Fewer International Students
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State University officials are gearing up for a $5.2 million loss in revenue as student enrollment is expected to drop more than 7 percent this fall from last year.
The Idaho State Journal reports that figures released to university budget staff last week show enrollment would be below 9,500 students this upcoming semester. ISU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Laura Woodworth-Ney says the numbers only reflect "a snapshot in time," but the university is prepared for decreased enrollment.
She says there's been a large drop in international students, particularly those from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait because of decreased government-funded scholarship programs there. University officials say they have been focusing more on recruitment, and the impacts from those efforts will be seen in coming years.