Applicants to the University of Illinois for next year. A record.
Guesses as to why so many:
Illinois high school graduates are at an all time high and
The relative affordability of the U. of I. compared with private schools and the cost of out-of-state tuition at other Big Ten institutions, which also attract large numbers of Illinois students. Tuition at the U. of I. hasn't been set for the fall. It was just more than $20,000 for tuition and living costs this year, compared with twice that or more at many private schools.