We previously discussed the falling enrollments at the University of Missouri after their Black Lives Matters (BLM) protests. The closure of dormitories has continued with three additional undergrad residence halls being shuttered. There are now seven such closed dormitories on campus.
Missouri has yielded to demands on campus that are viewed by many as rolling back on free speech. The protestors ultimately ousted both the president and chancellor at the school.
The applications appear to be continuing to slide at the school. What is curious is that, despite closing seven halls, the university plans to open a new 279-bed hall for the 2017-2018 school year.
Mizzou is now at roughly 31,000 enrolled students in 2017 as opposed to roughly 35,500 in 2015.