MU Reports Increased Enrollment

The University of Missouri is reporting an increased enrollment over last year. Preliminary figures for the first day released Monday showed an overall enrollment at 31,121. That figure is up 1% over last year. Undergraduate enrollment was up by more than 1% with 23,533 students. Transfer student enrollment was also up by 1.27% over last year.

A release by the university indicated that the average ACT score among freshmen was increased to 27. That is one of the highest ACT averages on record for MU freshmen. It is also over the 20.8 average for the state of Missouri and the 20.7 national average.

While MU is offering more in-person courses this year, masks are required indoors on campus for anyone who is unvaccinated and strongly recommended even for those who are vaccinated. Masks are required in all classrooms, regardless of vaccination status, and in work and meeting spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.

The university has strongly encouraged all students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated at one of the many vaccination sites offered by MU Health Care. The university will hold vaccination events on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ahead of the new school year, MU launched a vaccine incentive program to encourage the university community to get vaccinated.