Record also set for number of graduate students.
MSU started classes with its second highest opening enrollment. Graduate student enrollment sets new record.
When classes began, 21,351 students were enrolled through the Springfield campus, an increase of 1.2 percent over the first day of the fall 2016 semester.
Official enrollment for the Missouri State University system hit a new milestone this year – totaling 26,000 students for fall 2016. The previous record of 24,735 students was established last fall.
Missouri State University is starting the fall 2016 semester with its largest opening day enrollment ever.