( KTRS ) The University of Missouri will have the smallest class of new students this fall, since 2006.
University officials says that as of last week, more than 4,700 students had paid a $300 enrollment deposit. That’s a more than 22 percent less then this year’s total of nearly 6,200 students.
This fall’s enrollment will include about 4,800 new freshmen if the projected pattern holds. The university enrolled just more than that amount in fall 2006.
After earlier projections in February, interim chancellor Hank Foley instructed campus divisions to cut their budgets by 5 percent, including a hiring and wages freeze.