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Opening Day at Missouri State - Enrollment Up 3%

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Thousands of college students are back on campuses in Springfield, and enrollment at the city's largest university is up again this semester.
Opening Day at Missouri State - Enrollment Up 3%

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Thousands of college students are back on campuses in Springfield, and enrollment at the city's largest university is up again this semester.

Missouri State University says first-day enrollment Monday is at 19,415 students on the Springfield campus, a 3.1% increase over last fall.  Enrollment at the MSU West Plains campus is also up just over 1% today, with 1,920 students.

The official census won't be taken until the 20th day of classes.  MSU officials say enrollment is up 15 of the last 17 years.

Today is also the first day of classes at Ozarks Technical Community College and for Drury University's evening and graduate classes.

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