The first day of classes at Missouri University of Science and Technology began Monday, Aug. 20. Total enrollment on the first day was 7,406, an increase of nearly 2 percent from fall 2011 first-day enrollment of 7,271.
The class includes 1,127 first-time freshmen, another increase from last year.
Missouri S&T’s solid enrollment figures might be attributed in part to the high starting salaries of its graduates. The average starting salary for a grad is almost $60,000, making an S&T education one of the best investments in the country, according to Newsweek.
Official enrollment figures are released after the fourth week of classes.