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Education
4:18 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

2013-2014 enrollment at MU tops 34,000

The columns on MU's Francis Quadrangle.
Credit KBIA

  Enrollment at the University of Missouri-Columbia has again topped 34,000.

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Education
8:48 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Columbia and Jefferson City public schools see enrollment surge

As public school starts Thursday in both Columbia and Jefferson City, those school districts are dealing with a surge in student enrollment. To deal with this, the districts have hired several teachers at the last minute to maintain a healthy ratio of students to instructors.

Although enrollment numbers are expected to fluctuate for the next few weeks, Columbia and Jefferson City have added several teachers at the elementary level to accommodate the influx of younger students.

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Education
5:47 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Mo., Kan. universities seek out-of-state students

Out-of-state students are becoming increasingly important to universities in Missouri and Kansas, which are trying to make up for cuts in higher education funding.

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Education
5:14 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Missouri higher education officials plan conference

Officials of Missouri colleges and universities will gather next week for a day-long conference on issues including finances and academic quality.

The state Coordinating Board for Higher Educations is sponsoring the June 7 meeting in Columbia. It's expected to draw about 100 top administrators and members of governing boards, along with leaders of national organizations.

Education
10:02 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Out-of-state applicants at record high for MU

Jacob Fenston KBIA

The University of Missouri’s out-of-state applications outnumbered in-state applications for the first time in the school’s history. Vice Provost for Enrollment Manager Ann Korschgen said the recent rise is thanks to an increased recruitment the country, as well as the school's reputation.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:49 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Increasing enrollment rates strain university mental health systems

As enrollment rates increase at universities across the country, counselors say they face more difficulties handling student mental health concerns.  And as KBIA’s Scott Kanowsky reports, the University of Missouri system is feeling the strain as well.                                     

Dr. David Wallace is standing in front of a class of college students, a PowerPoint projection lit behind him.  It is Suicide Prevention Week at MU, so Wallace is giving tips on coping with severe mental health problems.

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Education
5:29 pm
Mon January 2, 2012

Is enrollment growth good for MU?

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton
Eric Staszczak KBIA

The University of Missouri system has seen record enrollment year after year. But the University’s leaders are keeping an eye on that growth to ensure it’s in the University’s best interest.

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