Enrollment totals for this fall show the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is the seventh-largest public university campus in the country with 44,880 students.
Charles Tucker, vice provost for undergraduate education and innovation, said the campus has grown by about 1 percent annually for several decades, largely at the undergraduate level.
A campus committee has created a plan to expand the university by up to 20 percent over the next six years, in terms of degrees awarded.
Tucker said most of that growth would be through new online or graduate programs.
These programs include business, information sciences, engineering, media, social work and the...