MSU enrolls record number of students

Friday, September 26, 2008 | 4:23 p.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD — Missouri State University has reported record enrollment in the fall semester.

The Springfield school says 21,688 students are enrolled at the main campus and at the branch in West Plains, a 1.3 percent increase over last year. MSU ranks second among Missouri universities in the number of students, behind MU.

The school also reports a record rise in the number of minority students, enrolling 1,377 minorities for a 6.3 percent increase over last year.

The freshman class at MSU's main campus recorded a best-ever 24.2 ACT score.

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