After four weeks of classes, fall semester enrollment at Missouri S&T is 6,815, an increase of more than 400 students from last year.
The fall 2009 enrollment census – officially recorded at the end of the semester’s fourth week – is up 444 students from the official fall 2008 figure.
S&T’s student body has been growing steadily since 2000, when 4,626 students were enrolled. The fall 2009 numbers represent a 47 percent increase over the fall 2000 numbers.
This year’s crop of new students includes 1,134 first-time freshmen, 337 transfer students and 493 new graduate students. When compared to last year’s numbers, S&T has 78 more freshmen, 51 more transfers and 26 additional graduate level students. The average ACT score is 27, keeping the university’s average student profile among the top 10 percent in the nation.
Missouri S&T’s undergraduate enrollment now stands at 5,205 students, while the number of graduate students attending is 1,610. Enrollment growth occurred in all categories – undergraduate (a 5.9 percent increase), graduate (10.3 percent), on-campus (6.6 percent) and distance (9.6 percent).