- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Enrollment at the University of Montana dropped this fall more than suggested by preliminary reports, with a 6.5 percent drop rather than 4.3 percent.

The Missoulian reports (https://bit.ly/1XSDhmn ) that as a result of the final numbers, the university will receive $3 million less in revenue. Vice President for Integrated Communications Peggy Kuhr says the school will need to adjust expenditures.

On Wednesday, Kuhr said UM came within 1 percent of its forecast, with officials last spring projecting fall enrollment of 13,181. The actual number of students in 13,044.

UM cites numerous reasons for the decline in enrollment, including a decreasing number of Montana high school graduates, fewer international students and student loan debt.

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Information from: Missoulian, https://www.missoulian.com

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