UMSL sees gains in enrollment at start of fall semester

Serendipity Sendoff

New students took part in the Serendipity Sendoff Saturday afternoon outside Thomas Jefferson Library at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. There were 2,838 new freshmen, transfer and graduate students enrolled at UMSL on the first day of the fall semester. (Photo by August Jennewein)

New student enrollment is up at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Classes began today with 2,838 new freshmen, transfer and graduate students among the estimated 16,600 students attending UMSL.

“Our goal is to provide access to a high quality, affordable education,” Provost Kristin Sobolik said. “I am delighted to see more and more students continue to choose UMSL as we transform St. Louis together.”

First-day enrollment overview:

Undergraduate – 7,492

Graduate – 2,768

Professional – 175

Advanced Credit – 6,165

Preliminary figures on opening day are not official figures as many students continue to enroll or drop in the first few weeks. Official figures will be released in early October.

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