More students than ever before are expected to start classes this fall at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Missouri S&T officials estimate the total fall enrollment will be about 7,900, which would break the record of 7,795 set in fall 1982. The number of new, first-time freshmen is expected to be 1,225, which would be the fourth-largest freshman class in Missouri S&T’s history. The larger freshman classes were more than 30 years ago, in 1980, 1981 and 1982.
“With starting salaries of nearly $60,000 a year, our graduates’ job prospects continue to be excellent and demand for S&T grads remains high,” says Laura Stoll, vice provost and dean of enrollment management at Missouri S&T. “Incoming freshmen report that they choose Missouri S&T for its academic reputation and return on investment.”
The quality of this year’s freshman class also remains high, with average ACT score of 27.9, among the upper 10 percent in the nation. In fall 1982, the average ACT score was 24.
Record numbers of women and minority students are also expected when classes begin on Monday, Aug. 19. The official fall enrollment figures will be released after the fourth week of classes.