Missouri State Reports Record Enrollment

SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 - Posted at 8:05 a.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD, MO - Missouri State University is announcing record enrollment.

MSU Vice President Don Simpson says the Springfield and West Plains campuses have a combined total of 20,962 students enrolled.

That's as of the 20th day of the fall semester, and it breaks the old record by 221.

Simpson says 19,464 were enrolled at Springfield, up 1.6 percent.

The West Plains campus reports 1,596, which is a 4.9 percent decrease.

Missouri State remains the state's second-largest public university.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)