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MU sees record number of students, small increase in ACT scores

The University of Missouri Columbia opened the 2015-15 school year with the largest student population ever recorded and fourth-largest freshman class. MU also had a record number of international students, up 4.7 percent to 2,432.

Officials report early enrollment at 35,050, which is a 0.3 percent increase from the previous year, or 115 more students. That includes 6,211 freshman and 27,589 undergrads.

The average ACT score for the incoming body is 26, which is a small increase compared to the fall of 2014, when it stood at 25.9.

More people are also staying enrolled in classes. Mizzou’s latest retention rate has hit its highest at 87.1 percent, up more than one percent from last year.

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