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Missouri State University Fall Enrollment Breaks Record

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The university announced Wednesday that 23,838 students are enrolled. That's 746 more than the previous record set in the fall of 2010.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State University's fall enrollment officially set a record this year.

The university announced Wednesday that 23,838 students are enrolled. That's 746 more than the previous record set in the fall of 2010.

MSU students come from every Missouri county, every state and the District of Columbia, plus 85 other countries. MSU is the second largest university in the state.

Highlights for the official fall enrollment report, courtesy of Missouri State:

  • There are 2,693 first-time freshmen enrolled, up 202 (8.1 percent) during a year when Missouri saw a drop in the number of high school graduates.
  • Their average ACT is 24.0, well above state and national averages; 85.2 percent were in the top half of their graduating class; and 60.5 percent had a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • The total number of transfer students is 1,754, up 139 (8.6 percent), a record for fall semester transfers.
  • The number of underrepresented students is 2,413, up 172 (7.7 percent).
  • Missouri State remains the second largest university in the state. The fall 2013 official enrollment figures are based on the 20th day of classes, the State of Missouri's official enrollment census date.
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