Official Figures Confirm Mizzou’s Retention Rate Second Highest in History.

While Missouri State was recently bragging about being the more preferred Missouri four-year school on high school ACT exams, Mizzou still gets to say they have the largest freshman class. They are also the preferred university of Southern Boone High School graduates.

According to numbers provided by SoBoCo High School counseling staff, 16 graduates of the class of 2016 were to attend Mizzou while 11 gave the intention of going to Missouri State.

MU maintained its position this year as the public four-year school that attracts the most new freshmen from within the state. But Missouri State is working hard to even up those numbers and recruit more in-state freshmen.

Counselors at the high school noted that the local numbers reflect only intentions, not actual enrollment.

“We follow up with our most recent graduates in November,” said school counselor Misty Douglass.

In addition to MU and Missouri State, SoBoCo grads had five students enrolling at Columbia College, four at Central Missouri, 21 students at Moberly Area Community College, five at Truman State, four at Ozark Tech, three at Southeast Missouri, at two at Stephens College. Twenty-two other four-year and technical colleges were listed as preference of one or two Eagles enrolling.

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By Bruce Wallace