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ISU expects revenue loss from fewer international students

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: 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 (http://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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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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