Missouri was among the states with the biggest increase in applications.
Finger Lakes in Columbia has been closed since May 30 due to high bacteria levels.
As Missouri lawmakers brag about the state's funding of education in the upcoming year, the amount of state revenue spent on schools shows a different side of the story.
Kansas City passed on several players rated more highly by draft pundits to select shortstop Hunter Dozier out of Stephen F. Austin University.
Freeman Bosley Sr. sent the letter to friends and supporters asking them for $14,274 to pay the outstanding balance of his 18-year-old daughter's upcoming bill at St. Xavier University in Chicago.
The university in St. Joseph said its "Griffon Rate" will be in effect this fall. It applies to both undergraduate and graduate tuition, for new and current students.