For the eighth year in a row, fall enrollment has dropped at the University of Montana.
Despite the slide, campus officials say they’re encouraged by what they’re seeing.
The University of Montana announced Tuesday that overall enrollment is down just over 1% from fall semester of 2018. Enrollment figures show 125 fewer students this fall than last year, with just shy of 10,000 students enrolled at UM.
UM’s chief enrollment officer, Cathy Cole, says that enrollment dip came as a surprise to no one.