Mizzou Enrollment Down 38% Since Race Protests: Campus forced to Rent Out Dorm Rooms on Weekend – Parking Is Extra
In November 2015 angry race protesters at the University of Missouri in Columbia forced the campus president and chancellor to resign.
The race protests consumed the campus for several days.
Even the football team threatened to quit playing because of perceived racism on campus.
The Black Lives Matter protests has cost the university millions as enrollment continues to plummet.
Total freshman enrollment is down 38.5% since the race protests of 2015!
Numbers via KRCG
Admissions to the university were down in 2016 by 1,500 students after the Black Lives Matter race protests of 2015.
The University of Missouri announced in April of last yearit will close two dorms in the fall semester.
This year Mizzou announced seven dorms would be closing.
Enrollment is down another 16 percent from last year.
The university is so cash strapped that they are now renting out dorm rooms on the weekend – parking is extra.
The Kansas City Star reported:
Now anyone can have that college dorm experience for just $120 a night.
The University of Missouri will rent out empty rooms this fall for home football weekends and other events at the Columbia campus. The move was announced Thursday at the university Board of Curators meeting.
The rooms are “walking distance from Memorial Stadium,” promises the Residential Life webpage.
A “guest housing” page created this week offers furnished, two-bedroom suites with four single beds for $120 per night. Parking is extra.
“Free high-speed wireless access, and economy bed linens and towels are included,” the website says.
The offer comes in the context of falling enrollment and budget cuts. Freshman enrollment dropped 23 percent in 2016 and, as of early May, it was down another 16 percent. Earlier this month, UM System President Mun Choi announced $101 million in budget cuts at Mizzou’s four campuses, resulting in the loss of 474 jobs.