2011 State of the University Address
NIU sets enrollment goal of 30,000 by 2020
President John G. Peters charted Northern Illinois University’s course toward the future today, calling for enrollment growth to 30,000 by 2020, attracting more high-performing students and increasing the university’s dedication to hands-on learning that prepares students to be leaders after college.
Those were among the highlights of Peters’ 12th State of the University address, which laid out the goals established by the university’s Vision 2020 Initiative. That year-long undertaking compelled the university to measure itself against other schools, define strengths to build upon and identify weaknesses to address. The ultimate goal of the plan is to make NIU the most student-centered public research university in the Midwest. Read More >>