Enrollment Drop Costs Alabama A&M Nearly $1 Million In Revenue (Updated)

Friday, October 12, 2012

The 2.9 percent drop in enrollment at Alabama A&M University this fall is costing the school nearly $1 million in revenue.

The loss of $930,000 in revenue will be recovered by not filling vacant positions at the university that have been funded, according to vice president for business and finance Ralph Johnson.

Johnson explained the bottom-line impact of declining enrollment at today's committee meetings of the board of trustees.

But as Alabama A&M President Andrew Hugine cited examples of declining enrollment across the state and outlined changes in the Pell Grant program as an explanation for why fewer students are attending Alabama A&M, at least one board member was not interested in hearing about it.

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