The trend of Iowa's public school enrollment being on the rise is not reaching the southeast corner of the state.
There are 498 fewer students attending Western Illinois University this fall than at this time last year.
Western Illinois University recently signed a new agreement with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to make the transition for EICC students coming to Western easier.
Southeastern Community College's Board of Trustees has increased tuition by $3/credit hour.
The Iowa Department of Education says public school enrollment increased by 2,741 students from the 2011/2012 school year to the current year.