By PAUL ROGERSAssociated PressThe University of Missouri has just announced that it’s changing its admission policy for next year.
In the fall of 2019, the school will admit all freshmen, transfer students and students from other states into the academic program.
The change will bring about a 2 percent drop in the number of students in the undergraduate program and a 1 percent drop for the graduate program, said MU President Mitch Daniels.
The university has already cut about $3 million from the annual budget, but the $1.5 million figure for the academic admissions office will bring in an additional $2 million.
It’s not a huge amount, but it’s a significant amount, said University of California, Berkeley, School of Law professor David Himmelstein.
The average cost per student in a four-year university has dropped from $24,500 to $21,000.
This is a really big deal, he said.
It’s not something we’ve done before, and it’s going to be the biggest change in terms of students coming in to our programs.
It’ll also help us have a better balance of academics and athletics in the coming years, he added.
The academic admissions team is looking at adding more students to the graduate admissions program and offering more scholarships for more students.