I guess I'll be called the Bad Guy once again for exposing information the rest of the local Main Stream Media has ignored.
Here are the facts:
2003 6,816 Students Enrolled
2011 8,606 " "
2012 8,657 " "
2013 8,643 " "
While other Universities are growing, Salisbury University is starting to feel the pinch of not only the economy, they're starting to experience the serious On Line Degree competition, as seen from many recent City of Salisbury employees and Department Heads.
I mean, why go to school locally when you can go on line for a quarter of the price and get an acceptable degree.
In the mean time your Mayor is banking on MORE Students to fill all of the new Student Housing being built. As I have also been preaching for years, the rental market is going to take a nose dive over the next few years and the real estate market is going to be the worst the Eastern Shore has ever seen.
If I recall properly, the University had been preparing for an INCREASE of around 6,000 NEW STUDENTS and well, as you can see from the above factual numbers the University is in serious trouble.
Now don't come back here saying the numbers aren't that far apart because IF you know anything about business, they should have seen an increase big time to help afford all of the new purchases and upgrades they have made in the past 5 years.
HERE IT COMES SALISBURY AND WICOMICO COUNTY!