Missouri State enrollment expected to decline this year
Missouri State President Clif Smart says enrollment will likely be down by between 2.5% and 3%. That means the new class of students will be around 2,700 instead of 3,000, and that will mean less revenue for the university.
Smart said the university may have to cut some staff because of the lower enrollment.
Smart says if the school doesn’t find ways to attract more students, it could face another enrollment decline next year.