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- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)32
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
SEMO enrollment up 2.7 percent
The number of beginning freshmen is down, but overall enrollment is up at Southeast Missouri State University.
The Cape Girardeau-based university says total enrollment is up 2.7 percent compared to the first week of classes a year ago. The university now has 10,875 students for the fall semester.
Beginning freshman enrollment is 1,924, down 1.7 percent from 1,958 in 2010. The university attributes the decline to its announcement in early July that it was deferring enrollment until spring for applicants living outside a 50-mile radius of Cape Girardeau who requested housing and were applying for fall 2011 admission.