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Aug. 22, 2013 Volume 35, No. 1

Record enrollment of minorities and international students this fall

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Corey Matzat, shown with his mother, Cindy Matzat, moving into Mark Twain Hall, was among 6,227 MU freshmen enrolled on opening day. Matzat is majoring in computer engineering. Photo by Nicholas Benner.

Freshman class smaller due in part to fewer Missouri high school graduates

On the first day of classes, the University of Missouri welcomed the most diverse student body in its history. With 34,111 students enrolled, diversity in the student body increased 3.4 percent compared to this time last year. In spite of declining high school graduates, Mizzou’s freshman class of 6,227 is the second largest in MU’s history, second only to last year’s class of 6,560. International and out-of-state students increased as well. 

Read the MIZZOU magazine Web Exclusive story here, which includes a close-up look at a freshman with great potential. The story is by Kelsey Allen.