The enrollment numbers are in and show a record number of female and international students are attending Missouri University of Science and Technology this fall.
The fall semester student enrollment at Missouri S&T is its highest level since implementing selective admission standards in 1988, and the fourth highest in the university’s history.
The fall 2010 enrollment census – officially recorded at the end of the semester’s fourth week – is 7,206 students, up 391 students from the official fall 2009 figure, a growth of 5.7 percent over fall 2009, says Registrar Laura Stoll.
Missouri S&T’s student body has been growing steadily since 2000, when 4,626 students were enrolled. This fall’s numbers represent a nearly 56 percent increase over the fall 2000 numbers.
This year’s new students include 1,170 first-time freshmen, 388 new transfer students and 476 new graduate students. When compared to last year’s numbers, Missouri S&T has 36 more freshmen, 51 more transfers and 92 additional graduate level students. The average ACT score is 27.7, keeping the university’s average student profile among the top 10 percent in the nation.
Missouri S&T’s undergraduate enrollment now stands at 5,504 students, while the number of graduate students is at a record high of 1,702. Enrollment growth occurred in all categories – undergraduate (a 5.7 percent increase), graduate (5.7 percent), on-campus (6.7 percent) and distance (5.7 percent). Students from 48 U.S. states are enrolled this semester.
Other enrollment groups were highlighted by record numbers of women and international students. Total female enrollment is now 1,610. The number of women enrolled at S&T has increased by 53 percent since fall 2000, and female students represented 24 percent of the freshman class.
International student enrollment now totals 960 students from more than 50 countries. The international student enrollment was 590 in fall 2000. This represents a 63 percent increase over the past decade.