UPDATE: University of Missouri Student Applications Down Compared to Last Year – Black Student Applications Down by 20%
In November angry race protesters at the University of Missouri in Columbia forced the campus president and chancellor to resign.
Another professor later resigned after being harassed by race activists for holding an exam during the protests.
The protests already cost the university a top national football recruit. Sci Martin from Louisiana said the campus “was out of control.”
The University of Missouri announced that applications for the coming school year have decreased noticeably over last year. And, applications by black students graduate students are down by almost 20%.
ABC 17 reported:
Applications made by incoming freshmen for the coming 2016-2017 school year have decreased noticeably since last year, based on a report obtained by ABC 17 News this week.
The memorandum from the Office of Enrollment management addressed to a number of administrators and faculty was sent out on Monday, January 4.
Among the highlights of the report, as of the compilation of this report, 941 fewer freshman had applied to enroll at Mizzou in 2016 compared to 2015. That is an almost 5% decrease year-to-year.
The report also notes a concern about diversity, stating that 19% fewer African American first-time college student applications have been received.
Another highlight from the report shows that graduate student applications have decreased by 354; that’s a 19% drop compared to last year. That number was also down 552 compared to 2 years ago.