Facing Down Enrollment, FAMU Waits for Final Numbers
Officials at Florida A&M University say they are seeing early signs of enrollment being down by about 800 students this year, but are waiting for last-minute clearance for many students before prepping for a $1 million loss in enrollment revenue from the decline.
FAMU says tighter admission standards and economic factors are behind the drop, which is about 300 more than what the university originally anticipated.
“I know enrollment is a big issue as far as the funding, but we have to do what’s in the best interest of the students,” (FAMU Vice President of Student Affairs William) Hudson said. “It’s a cycle. Parents do what they can and students do what they can to move toward graduation as quickly as possible.
“We’re evaluating the situation with every individual student. We have so many students who have need,” Hudson added.