It’s a record: UMSL enrollment edges ever closer to 17,000 total students

First day of the semester, fall 2014

UMSL students head to class on the first day of the fall 2014 semester. The university is experiencing strong enrollment and expects a new campus record when tallies become official on Oct. 1. (Photo by August Jennewein)

The University of Missouri–St. Louis expects total enrollment this fall to top 16,875 students – a new campus record. The previous record – set in fall 2011 and matched again in fall 2013 – was 16,809.

On-campus-only enrollment was 9,376 undergraduate students [up 1 percent] and 2,802 graduate/professional students [up 2.6 percent]. UMSL enrolls a significant number of off-campus students – including dual credit students in area high schools – who will be included in UMSL’s total enrollment report when tallies become official Oct. 1.

On-campus-only credit hours are 122,130 [up 1.4 percent] – slightly higher than on-campus headcount. Other highlights include 540 first-time, full-time freshmen [7 percent increase] and a 6 percent increase in the number of students living in UMSL-owned housing.

UMSL enrollment by the numbers:
• On-campus enrollment: 12,178 compared to 12,015
• On-campus credit hours: 122,130 compared to 121,379
• First-time freshmen: 541 compared to 506

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