Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri State Ousts Mizzou as Top Choice School among ACT Test Takers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri State Ousts Mizzou as Top Choice School among ACT Test Takers

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ST. LOUIS * For the first time in at least the last five years, Missouri State University has been dubbed the top choice school among Missouri ACT test takers who opted to list their college preferences.

According to a recently released report from ACT Inc., about 78 percent of the graduating class of 2017 who took the test opted into giving the company their No. 1 college choice. That's a little more than 53,000 students.

And of those students, 8.5 percent or just more than 4,500 said Missouri State was the school of their dreams.

At least since the graduating class of 2013, this is the first time Missouri State has ousted the University of Missouri-Columbia as students' first choice.

Numbers from the past five years would indicate, though, that it's not necessarily that interest in Missouri State has grown. …

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