My alma mater, Missouri Southern State University; of course when I graduated it was only Missouri Southern State College, has had a 10% drop in enrollment. Could this be, MSSU is located in Joplin, MO a relatively conservative geo area and the University is a bit too liberal?
Missouri Southern’s professors and instructors were liberal back in the 70s, probably more so now!
Or, students would rather go elsewhere to avoid tornado alley! Could be a combination of both!