UM System chancellors tout accomplishments of four campuses

Friday, June 11, 2010 | 3:33 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – Chancellors from each of the University of Missouri System campuses noted accomplishments from 2009-10 and forecast admissions for the upcoming school year at Friday's Board of Curators meeting.

Highlights from each university include:

Missouri University of Science & Technology:

  • Will host the state championship of the FIRST Robotics Competition, pairing engineering professionals with high school students
  • Closing admission to the 2010 Freshman Engineering Program; any new admissions will be deferred to one of 52 partner institutions until January 2011.
  • Enrollment forecast for fall: 50 percent increased enrollment, enrollment up to 6,800

University of Missouri-St. Louis:

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate program ranked fourth in the nation for criminology programs by U.S. News and World Report
  • Ten percent increase in first-time full-time students to 16,600
  • 31 percent minority student population (20 percent African-American)
  • 3,200 graduates this year (33 percent increase)
  • 60 percent graduation rate for student-athletes
  • Enrollment forecast for fall: 6 percent increase

University of Missouri-Kansas City:

  • 8 percent increase in research productivity
  • 4 percent increase in fall enrollment, 5.6 percent increase in spring enrollment, 5.5 percent increase in summer enrollment
  • 19 percent increase in first-time students, 14 percent increase in transfers
  • 88 percent graduation rate for student-athletes and a grade-point average of 3.1

University of Missouri-Columbia:

  • $50 million in revenue generated by licensing technological innovations
  • 5,532 graduate degrees (4,015 bachelors, 931 masters, 258 doctoral)
  • Enrollment forecast for fall: 5,952 incoming freshman, 32,000 total student population


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