Missouri Awaits Yet Another Record Freshman Class

8 years 6 months 21 hours ago Thursday, May 19 2011 May 19, 2011 Thursday, May 19, 2011 1:07:00 PM CDT May 19, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A steady surge in out-of-state students is behind what looks to be another year of record-breaking freshman enrollment at the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that school officials anticipate a fall undergraduate enrollment of nearly 6,300 first-year students. That would be an increase of about 120 students from fall 2010 and a boost of more than 650 students from fall 2009.

The projections are based on the number of students who paid deposits and did not request refunds by the May 1 deadline. That number is slightly down this year for students from Missouri but is nearly 10 percent higher for out-of-state students.

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