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MU's Student Body

Most Diverse in its History

Incoming students passing through the columns in one of Mizzou's greatest traditions, Tiger Walk.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – 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.

“We are pleased to once again welcome another very large class of students to MU,” said Ann Korschgen, vice provost for enrollment management. “This year, we’re experiencing significant increases in our international student population and diversity on campus. This is very important as we prepare our students for a globally positioned job market because they will have the opportunity to interact with globally diverse students during their time at MU.”

The number of international students enrolled this year is currently 2,109 compared to 2,041 last year, a 3.3 percent increase. The number of minority students enrolled also rose 3.6 percent to 5,116 compared to 4,940 last year.

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