Undergraduate enrollment update

Posted in: Admin Notes

By Dean Kathryn Chval

University of Missouri College of Education Enrollment Update graphic

Summer Welcome for new undergraduates ended last week. This is an opportune time to take a moment to thank all of you who worked tirelessly to recruit and welcome our new undergraduates for the upcoming Fall semester.

Summer Welcome for new undergraduates ended last week. This is an opportune time to take a moment to thank all of you who worked tirelessly to recruit and welcome our new undergraduates for the upcoming Fall semester.

  • Brittany Smotherson, John Lannin, and our Ambassador team traveled around the country to recruit students and also conducted about 160 tours of the College of Education.
  • The advising team, Jackie Schneller, Kelly Benson, Jordan Durham, Brennan Strand, Tristen Halper met with students to plan their schedules and get students acclimated to campus.
  • The strategic communication team created 269 individualized recruitment videos and 245 welcome messages for students touring the college.
  • Faculty and staff were involved in meeting with students and facilitating social media, marketing materials, and FaceBook Live Chats, including Brittany Smotherson, Jordan Durham, Jackie Schneller, Michael Urban, Zandra De Araujo, Leigh Neier, and Jason Fenton.
  • Many of you stopped to talk with the families who visited campus.

I know all of these investments impacted students enrolling at Mizzou rather than other institutions.

Associate Dean Lannin shared our July data. 

Compared to July 2018 in the College of Education:

  • Number of New Students Admitted: 11.8% increase
  • Number of New Students who Paid Deposits: 34% increase
  • Number of New Students Enrolled: 43% increase