Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy
Either the 20,000 number is low for Mizzou, or the 80,000 number for KU is high. The 80,000 number does seem to be an outlier among the cited statistcs. Of course, they could be counting Topeka and Wichita as KC suburbs.
It is the criteria. My understanding is that KU (and perhaps Kstate although I am not for sure on them) counts anyone who's attended the school in their figure while MU counts graduates only. Their actual # of graduates in town is probably half that or somewhere whereabouts.
DI is correct regarding UI and their lack of presence in Stl, it's an MU town, which stands to reason. As for why people in Tx think UI has a presence in Stl it's probably the same reason they all assume a Kansas Citian is from Kansas. Just ignorance.