TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State University leaders say enrollment at the school is down.
The school says nearly 9,500 students are enrolled in classes this semester. That's a decline of about 13% compared to the same time last year.
Indiana State leaders say they have a plan to address enrollment issues. And that includes the "Indiana State Advantage Plan." The program offers a grant for an out-of-classroom experience. Free tuition for Pell Grant recipients and the promise to finish your degree in four years or the remaining tuition is free.
The plan starts with first-year students in 2022.
President Dr. Deborah Curtis says the pandemic also continues to impact student enrollment.