Graduate student enrollment at Missouri State University reached an all-time high this fall with 4,183 students enrolled in more than 100 graduate-level and doctoral programs.
Enrollment on the MSU-West Plains campus increased by 1.6% to 1,953.
Total enrollment on the Springfield campus decreased by 2.3% to 23,618 students.
“Our continued growth in graduate students reflects the success of our graduate programs, both master’s and professional doctorates,” said MSU President Clif Smart.
“While we continue to focus on growth and retention, COVID has certainly taken a toll on students and their ability to manage the variety of course presentation options. This is why the university continues its return to a more normal academic and campus experience while still maintaining a safe environment for our students and employees.”
International student enrollment increased by 7.6% since last fall to 1,605. This follows several years of decreases in international student enrollment since reaching 1,676 in fall 2016.
Students from all 114 counties in Missouri; 49 states plus the District of Columbia and territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands; and 93 other countries are enrolled at Missouri State this year.