For the first time in more than a decade, Kishwaukee College saw an enrollment increase
during the 2022-23 school year.
This spring, College enrollment is 12.4% higher than last spring. For the current
year, College enrollment is 5.3% higher than the previous year.
“With all of the unprecedented circumstances over the last decade, including a budget
impasse and a global pandemic, Kishwaukee College has worked incredibly hard to adjust
to the challenges, providing students with an education that fit their needs, as well
as the needs of the community,” said Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President of Kishwaukee
College. “The increase in enrollment is a positive trend for the College and the communities
Following a national trend, Kish last saw an enrollment increase in 2012. Statewide,
the entire Illinois Community College System has seen lower enrollment numbers every
year since 2010, according to data from the Illinois Community College Board. During
this time, the College has evolved as the higher education landscape changed. The
focus during this time has been on enhanced support services and changing program
and course offerings to meet the needs of students and the local workforce while at
the same time adjusting to the enrollment declines.
“Resilient planning has allowed College leadership to continue its focus on providing
equitable, student-centered education,” said Bob Johnson, Chair of the Board of Trustees.
“The enrollment increases we have seen this year are a positive step forward, and
we will continue to adapt and innovate to our students’ needs.”
Kishwaukee College serves approximately 4,000 students each year, offering transfer
programs, career-ready degrees and certificates, short-term training and more. For
more information on Kishwaukee College, visit www.kish.edu.