Sunday, May 28, 2017

Columbia begins to see impact of declining enrollment at MU - Rudi Keller, Columbia Tribune

This fall, the university is expecting its smallest incoming freshman class in almost 20 years. Overall enrollment will decline, perhaps as much as 6 percent, as 5,484 students depart following graduation and this year’s small freshman class advances. Fewer students means less tuition revenue. That loss, combined with a 6.7 percent cut in state funding, has campus leaders looking to cut expenses by 12 percent. Layoffs in the Division of Operations will eliminate 20 jobs on July 1 and more are likely. More details about how budget cuts will be implemented are expected at campus forums Monday and Tuesday. http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/20170514/columbia-begins-to-see-impact-of-declining-enrollment-at-mu

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