How has Illinois' year-long budget impasse affected enrollment at public colleges and universities? The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform conducted a study to find out.
The good news: Enrollment at Illinois three largest public universities increased -- but just barely. The biggest gain was at the state's flagship campus in Urbana-Champaign, where enrollment increase 1.8 percent.
But Sarah Brune, director of the non-partisan research group, says Illinois' small and mid-size schools fell behind their neighbors.