Missouri University of Science and Technology is expecting a record enrollment this fall.
The Rolla Daily News reports that Missouri S&T officials estimate the total fall enrollment at about 7,900, which would break the record of 7,795 set in fall 1982.
The university also says the number of its first-time freshmen is expected to be 1,225, which would be the fourth-largest freshman class in Missouri S&T's history. The university had larger freshman classes more than 30 years ago, in 1980, 1981 and 1982.
Classes begin at the school in Rolla on Monday.