COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – While the University of Missouri is dealing with a sharp drop in enrollment this fall, many other four-year universities in the state reported an increase in the number of students.
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 6 percent. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports 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.