UMSL students walking to class

(Photo by August Jennewein)

Total enrollment at the University of Missouri–St. Louis this fall is 17,085 students – a new campus record. The previous record – set in fall 2011 and matched again in fall 2013 – was 16,809.

Highlights include a 6 percent increase in first-time freshmen [531 freshmen] and a 6 percent increase in the number of students living in UMSL-owned housing. UMSL also experienced a slight bump in minority enrollment – which now encompasses 32.65 percent of students studying on campus.

“We are ecstatic,” Chancellor Tom George said. “The quality, quantity and diversity of our students are reflective of enhanced recruitment and retention efforts. Students better understand the value of a college degree in determining their future and increasingly see UMSL as an institution that provides superior academic programs at a reasonable cost to them.”

UMSL filed its final enrollment report with the state of Missouri on Oct. 8.

UMSL enrollment by the numbers:

• Total enrollment* – 17,085 compared to 16,809
• On-campus enrollment – 12,161 compared to 12,108
• First-time freshmen – 531 compared to 501

Top feeder high schools:

• Bishop DuBourg
• Fort Zumwalt West
• Francis Howell North
• Gateway STEM
• McCluer
• Mehlville
• North County Technical
• Parkway North
• Pattonville
• Seckman

Top feeder two- and four-year colleges:

• Jefferson College
• Southeast Missouri University
• St. Charles Community College
• St. Louis University
• St. Louis Community College – Florissant
• St. Louis Community College – Forest Park
• St. Louis Community College – Meramec
• St. Louis Community College – Wildwood
• University of Illinois
• University of Missouri–Columbia

* Total enrollment includes undergraduate and graduate students taking courses on and off campus as well as high school students in UMSL’s Advanced Credit Program.

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Bob Samples

Bob Samples

Bob Samples is associate vice chancellor for university communications at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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Students from UMSL’s College of Optometry and College of Nursing participated in a simulation designed to expose them to the complexities of poverty.

Eye on UMSL: A day in the life

Students from UMSL’s College of Optometry and College of Nursing participated in a simulation designed to expose them to the complexities of poverty.