Derek Schnapp
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Fall 2022 census numbers show an increase in the number of students taking classes at the University of Illinois Springfield. After the first 10 days of classes, a total of 4,198 students are enrolled, up 6.4% from 3,944 students in fall 2021.

“We are very pleased to see this growth in enrollment. This is one of our highest priorities,” said Chancellor Janet L. Gooch. “Our enrollment management and admissions teams, along with many others, have worked hard to connect prospective students to UIS. Students and their families know that this university is a destination for them to be successful as they pursue their educational goals.”

Online learning at UIS has increased to 1,597 students (a 6.8% increase from last year). Nearly 62% of students have courses on ground, while about 38% study online. UIS online students reside in 43 states, 86 counties in Illinois and 14 foreign countries.

“Online learning at UIS continues to thrive,” said Vickie Cook, UIS associate vice chancellor for enrollment and online, professional and engaged learning. “We have students from many states and countries and so many great Illinois students who live throughout the state who are seeking to improve their employability skills, increase their options for career advancement, and complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree program. We are so pleased that a growing number of students have chosen UIS to achieve their academic goals by participating in our courses and programs that are affordable, convenient and taught by faculty with expertise in their fields.”

The number of students living on campus also increased by 5%. A total of 874 students live on campus, up from 833 in fall 2021.

Total undergraduate enrollment stands at 2,393. The number of graduate students at UIS totals 1,805 (a 25% increase compared to last fall). A total number of 2,995 students are Illinois residents, making up nearly 72% of the student body.

UIS continues to be a diverse campus. There are 645 international students, which is about 15% of the student body. The total number of Black or African American students who enrolled this year stands at 498 (11.9%). Students who self-identify as Hispanic comprise 8.2% (346), and Asian 4.6% (193).

UIS is one of the three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System and provides a uniquely student-centered educational experience both in and out of the classroom through active learning, meaningful research and impactful civic engagement that prepares graduates to contribute fully to society.

For more information, contact Derek Schnapp, UIS director of public relations, at 217-206-6716 or