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.