The official fall 2021 enrollment at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, recorded at the end of the semester’s fourth week, includes a record number of first-year students and a record percentage of underrepresented minorities. Underrepresented minority students make up 12.3% of the first-year-student enrollment, which is an all-time high. Missouri S&T’s enrollment total includes a record 1,188 first-year students, an increase of 6.5% over the previous year’s total of 1,111. The growth is due in part to the establishment of the Kummer Vanguard Scholarship program, which provides $1,000 to $3,000 in scholarship funds for first-year students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Approximately 460 Kummer Vanguard Scholars are enrolled in fall 2021. The number of out-of-state students at Missouri S&T is also a record, with 1,951 students attending from outside Missouri. S&T saw growth in Missouri enrollment as well, reversing a trend that had been declining since 2016. The total enrollment includes students from 48 states and 65 foreign countries.
Missouri S&T’s official fall 2021 enrollment is 7,245, a 5.2% decrease from last fall’s official total of 7,645. Classes started at Missouri S&T on Aug. 23rd.