The Northern Star is Tweeting (from about 4:40 p.m.) NIU enrollment numbers obtained from a press release:

  • Fall 2012 new freshman enrollment is up 2.9%.

  • There’s an increase of 25.7% in the Honors Program incoming class since 2010, and the number of minority students in the Honors Program has more than doubled, to 253.

  • New transfer admissions are down 10.4% from last year.

  • Total enrollment went from 22,990 in fall 2011 to 21,869 for fall 2012, a drop of 4.9%.

Northern Star Online will publish a full article tomorrow.