University of Missouri Making Great Strides in Black Enrollments

In 2008 the University of Missouri at Columbia reported that black enrollments increased by 27.5 percent from the previous year. The number of black freshmen on campus was the highest in university history.

Now even greater progress is reported. There are 484 black freshman students on campus this year, up 14.7 percent from 2008. Blacks make up 8.6 percent of the incoming freshman class. Last year, blacks were 7.3 percent of the freshman class.

The university also reports that the average score on the ACT college entrance examination for incoming freshmen was the highest in eight years. Ann Korschgen, vice provost for enrollment management, stated, “Not only is our enrollment increasing, but the quality and diversity of our students is increasing as well.”