- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

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 (https://bit.ly/2avjcA4) 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.

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Information from: Idaho State Journal, https://www.journalnet.com

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