COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Enrollment in the four-campus University of Missouri system increased 19 percent over a decade before losing ground after protests at the Columbia campus and a drop in high school graduates in the state.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that enrollment across the system increased from 48,434 in fall 2005 to 57,785 in 2015. The numbers were part of an end-of-year report shared Thursday at the University of Missouri Board of Curators meeting in St. Louis.
From 2015 to this fall, enrollment on the Columbia campus decreased 6 percent, and enrollment at system campuses in St. Louis, Kansas City and Rolla was mostly flat.