The university has a record retention rate with 87.3 percent of students returning to MU.
“The grants use a combination of federal, state, and institutional resources to meet the cost of tuition and fees at Mizzou,” according to a Q&A provided by the News Bureau.
This fall, however, the retention rate is the second highest in university history.
For fall 2016, MU experienced a decrease in enrollment percentages for international students for the first time since 2006.
An executive order inspired local protests, the university has millions of dollars in budget cuts and more in the first Maneater news quiz of the semester.
Ten out of 11 undergraduate colleges at MU experienced drops in freshman enrollment for fall 2016.
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Pelema Morrice: “I have been at many different places, and I am looking forward to building a good community and help the university grow.”
This fall, however, the retention rate is the third-highest in university history.
After an eventful 2015–16 school year, this fall brings the possibility of more newsworthy events regarding administration and campus life.
UM-Kansas City is expecting a 5.52 percent increase in enrollment, while MU expects a 24 percent decline.
Nonresident tuition will increase by 3 percent.
Campus units are planning to cut 2 percent for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 in addition to the 5 percent cut for 2017.
MU’s struggle to attract freshmen has led to budget shortages and closed residence halls.
MU has hired four more admission representatives for different regions of the country.
The decision comes after the Department of Residential Life closed Laws and Lathrop for the upcoming school year.
Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said at least 600 of the projected 1,500 fewer students for fall 2016 can be attributed to the events of last fall.
Currently, MU has received 23 percent fewer deposits compared to this time last year.
The proposed structure dubbed “Rise Apartments” would be dedicated primarily to student housing with parking and retail spaces.
An estimated decrease of 941 applications is expected for the fall 2016 semester, coming entirely from non-residents.
MU spokesman Christian Basi: “We would be remiss in not saying this fall had an impact. We’re being really open and answering any questions parents and students might have (about campus climate).”