Fall enrollment at Missouri S&T again breaks records

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On September 29, 2015

For the third year in a row, Missouri University of Science and Technology has broken enrollment records. The fall 2015 enrollment at Missouri S&T, officially recorded at the end of the semester’s fourth week, is 8,889. This is the highest enrollment in the university’s history, up 2.9 percent from the official fall 2014 figure, says Deanne Jackson, Missouri S&T registrar.

“Our continued growth in enrollment is a testament to the excellent return on investment Missouri S&T provides its graduates,” says Laura Stoll, vice provost and dean for enrollment management at Missouri S&T. “Demand for Missouri S&T graduates remains high, and with starting salaries over $63,000, our graduates’ job prospects continue to be excellent.”

The number of female students enrolled this fall has increased by 4.5 percent over fall 2014 numbers, from 1,955 to an all-time high of 2,043. This percentage outpaces the 2.4 percent increase in male students.  The number of underrepresented minority students has increased by 2.5 percent over last fall, from 706 to 724, also an all-time high. Missouri S&T enrolls students from all 50 states and 62 different countries.

Fall classes at Missouri S&T began on Aug. 24. The fourth week of the semester officially ended on Monday, Sept. 21.

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5 thoughts on “Fall enrollment at Missouri S&T again breaks records”

  • Patti Hoffman says:

    Wonderful news! Just wondering….how many additional advisors have been hired, additional instructors/professors, support staff, etc? While it’s great that Missouri S&T is being recognized as a fantastic option for talented students, it will not continue to be well respected unless the additional students results in additional support. My sophomore son’s experience has been that it has been difficult to get into certain classes because classes are filling too quickly with no other options. He has also experienced difficulty in talking with his advisor because the advisors are overworked and additional students has not meant additional support. S&T, be wise!!! It’s not all about enrollment! High numbers without high quality is not an appropriate goal.

    • mm Andrew Careaga says:

      Hello, Ms. Hoffman – We are indeed aware of the challenges that enrollment growth has brought. That’s why Chancellor Schrader announced in her 2013 State of the University Address a plan to hire 100 additional faculty by 2020. “With all this growth, there come significant challenges,” the chancellor said in that address. “If Missouri S&T is to retain its reputation for renowned faculty who are also accessible, we must invest in our faculty.”

      We hope your son has found appropriate help. Our office of undergraduate studies and Student Success Center both offer assistance for our students.

  • Robin says:

    So how many in the freshman class – final count as of 4th week?

    • mm Mary Helen Stoltz says:

      Hi, Robin — As of the fourth week of classes, there are 1,593 freshmen enrolled. You can find the official enrollment grid on the registrar’s website.

      • mm Mary Helen Stoltz says:

        Just to clarify, a “freshman” is any enrolled student with 30 or fewer hours of course credit. S&T has 1,489 first-time college students enrolled this semester. While usually at the freshman level, they sometimes come to S&T with more than 30 credit hours and can be a sophomore.