Millikin University - Decatur, IL
WWII Soldiers Departing

World War II Soldiers

World War II greatly impacted the Millikin campus. There had been a drop in enrollment during the Depression, but it was exacerbated by America's involvement in World War II. In 1939, total enrollment numbered 651students. By 1943, the number was only 256. Once the war ended and veterans returned, the campus population exploded to 1,448 in 1947. (This photo is courtesy of the Decatur Herald & Review.)

 
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL