Originally Posted by Pants
I think the number one thing is how many "in state" kids there are. Other things might matter, but not nearly to that extent. I have no idea why KU's enrollment is down, it could be due to football or maybe KSU is pulling more in or it could be some other factors. I just know that if it's between going to an instate school and paying 12k/year (or whatever it is now) and going to an out of state school and paying 20k+ a year, a lot of kids are going to go with instate. That's just the way it is.
True, but those things have always been part of the equation. It didn't suddenly become the case. Mizzou is actually slightly more expensive and has more strict admission guidelines.
Mizzou is among the fastest growing universities in the country.