Mizzou Enrollment Down, Other Schools Predict Increases
While the University of Missouri is down about 21-hundred students, Missouri’s other four-year universities say they’re seeing more students this fall semester. After protests disrupted the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus last fall, the incoming freshman class for this academic year shrank by almost one-quarter and first-day student numbers were down more than six percent. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Missouri State University, Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Southeast Missouri in Rolla, Harris-Stowe and Missouri Southern State University all reported this week that they expected enrollments to increase this year. Official enrollment totals are established for all schools in late September and early October.