Black Enrollments Surge at the University of Missouri

The University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia has more students on campus than at any time in its history. This fall there are 33,318 students on campus, 1,300 more than last year.

The number of students from underrepresented minority groups climbed from 3,951 in 2010 to 4,480 this year, an increase of 13.4 percent. The number of minority students and minority freshmen are also all-time records at the university.

Black students increased from 2,026 in 2010 to 2,231 this year, an increase of more than 10 percent. Blacks are 6.7 percent of total enrollments.