Missouri Awaits Yet Another Record Freshman Class
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.