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MU Summer School Starts With All-Time High Enrollment

Enrollment on campus, online increases by 2.2 percent

June 7th, 2016

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— Summer session opened this week at the University of Missouri, and enrollment is up 2.2 percent. Overall, summer enrollment is up to 13,697 students, an increase of 301 students from last year’s total of 13,396. This is an all-time high for summer enrollment.

“We’re very pleased to see that students continue to recognize the educational opportunities available to them at Mizzou,” said Kim Humphrey, interim vice provost for enrollment management. “Our summer enrollment continues to grow at a healthy rate. Our mission to educate the future leaders of the state and nation continues.”

Additionally, undergraduate enrollment and students participating in online classes increased this summer. Undergraduate enrollment increased by 4.7 percent to 9,185, up 413 students from last year. Students participating in classes managed by Mizzou Online, which includes on-campus and distance-learning students, increased by 11.8 percent from 7,255 in Summer 2015 to 8,112 in summer 2016.

“Our online enrollment numbers include both distance and campus students taking summer online classes and include any class that is facilitated by Mizzou Online,” said Kim Siegenthaler, director of Mizzou Online. “Mizzou continues to expand our online offerings to help our campus students take classes that might not fit into their regular schedules, simultaneously providing high-quality instruction to distance students who know that a Mizzou education will provide them with the best skills for their chosen areas.”