Students returned to class Monday at Missouri State University, and this year’s opening enrollment is the second highest in the school's history.
According to MSU, 21,309 students were enrolled as of August 20, 2018 on the Springfield campus. That’s just 42 fewer students than the record high set last year. Graduate student enrollment set a new record, increasing by 5-and-a-half percent over last fall to 3,635.
Out of state enrollment is up by 5.7 percent, and returning student enrollment increased by 1.4 percent.