Thank you, Captain Obvious, er, University of Missouri.

Via Free Beacon.

Freshman enrollment at the University of Missouri has fallen by 35 percent since 2015, when racial tensions triggered protests and hunger strikes.

The administration at the University of Missouri—commonly called Mizzou—has publicly stated that the decline in enrollment is a backlash from the 2015 protests and families associating the university with racism and anarchical protests, the New York Times reported.

“The general consensus was that it was because of the aftermath of what happened in November 2015,” said Mun Choi, the new system president, referring to the climax of the demonstrations. “There were students from both in state and out of state that just did not apply, or those who did apply but decided not to attend.”….

Mizzou was experiencing growth prior to the 2015 incidents, constructing new buildings and dormitories. However, with budget cuts and a decline in state funding resulting from loss in enrollment numbers, the university will be temporarily closing seven dorm buildings and cutting more than 400 positions in staff and nontenured faculty members….

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  1. Vintageport says:

    A direct indication that 35% of the previously enrolled students and potential enrollee applicants are getting good advice and guidance from parents, family and friends. A greater decline is coming. Head football coach Gary Pinkel publicly supported the Missouri Tigers football players’ protest and boycott 2 years ago and the program has been in a free-fall ever since. Reports are that it has become very difficult to recruit top athletes to Mizzou. It’s a good time for Bobby Boucher to apply.

  2. Los2000 says:

    35%??? why so high? It should be more like 99%.

  3. Alain41 says:

    Since Missouri is not a one party State, I doubt that the Dems can follow Cuomo in NY and offer ‘free tuition’ for in-state college to get Mizzou attendance up. Missouri Dems are proud to say Show Me. Wonder if they’re saying, but you’re not supposed to show me that.

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