Mizzou has seen a drop in enrollment for two years in a row. Needless to say they are suffering the effects of standing strong with liberal protesters.
It has cost them dearly.
The College Fix has the latest:
The University of Missouri is closing seven dorms next year because of a massive enrollment plunge, and now the austerity is extending to the campus bureaucracy.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Mizzou is eliminating 400 positions following budget cuts and a projected 7.4 percent drop in enrollment:
Mizzou has already said it is expecting its smallest freshman class in two decades. The enrollment drop discussed Monday is the first estimate pertaining to the the school’s entire enrollment.
The loss of students would result in about $16.6 million less in revenue. Leaders hope to make up about $7 million of that through a 2.1 percent increase in tuition.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch also reports the university plans to make up $7 million of the $16.6 million deficit by raising tuition by more than 2%.
And then there is this:
About half of the lost positions would come from retirements and not renewing the contracts of nontenured faculty. Other positions would be cut through attrition. Some staff — not including tenured faculty — would be subject to layoffs. There are more than 13,000 full-time MU employees .