By Missouri Public Radio
Columbia, MO – The University of Missouri-Columbia has set record enrollment numbers for the fourth straight year.
The student population is up more than 1%, at nearly 28,000 students. The number of African-American students and freshmen are also at record levels.
Chuck May, the campus's Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment, says the university has plenty of room for the growing student body. Our class sizes remain the same as they did five or six years ago," May said.
"In fact, in some of the cases, classes have even gotten smaller by us hiring more faculty on campus. It's also good for the students themselves, because it brings more diversity to campus."
This year's freshmen class at Mizzou also has an average ACT score of 25.3. That's higher than both the state and national averages.