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Enrollment drop at Missouri state schools follows decade-long increase

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Enrollment in the four-campus University of Missouri system increased 19 percent over a decade before losing ground after protests at the Columbia campus and a drop in high school graduates in the state.

The Columbia Daily Tribune ( ) reports that enrollment across the system increased from 48,434 in fall 2005 to 57,785 in 2015. The numbers were part of an end-of-year report shared Thursday at the University of Missouri Board of Curators meeting in St. Louis.

From 2015 to this fall, enrollment on the Columbia campus decreased 6 percent, and enrollment at system campuses in St. Louis, Kansas City and Rolla was mostly flat.

Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune,

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