The final number of students enrolled for the fall semester at Missouri Valley College is 1,455. Click to hear KMZU’s Jillian Molloy talk with Enrollment Operations Vice President Tom Fifer.

Tom Fifer

Press Release from Missouri Valley College:

Marshall, Mo. (August 30, 2011)—Marsha Lashley, MVC registrar, has announced the fall 2011 enrollment of 1,455 students. The final count for MVC’s 123rd academic year is determined after Aug. 30, which was the last day for students to add/drop.

Of the 1,455 students currently enrolled at MVC, 914 students are Missouri residents; 149 are international students; and the entire student body is made up of students from 42 states and 37 countries.

“I am excited about yet another diverse student body, and I am looking forward to a great academic year,” said Dr. Bonnie Humphrey, MVC president. “With diligent planning by our board and administration, and with the generosity of our donors, we continuously work to improve the campus facilities, add new academic programs, and provide our students with unique learning and social opportunities.”

Renovations to residence halls, technology upgrades, renovations to a science lab, renovations to other campus facilities, and construction of the Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art were some of the projects completed this summer. Also this summer approximately 15 students started classes for MVC’s first graduate program, a Master of Arts in community counseling.

Freshman will be officially welcomed at Convocation at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 in the Burns Athletic Complex. David Roberts, associate professor of mass communications and 2011 John McCallum Excellence in Teaching recipient, will deliver the keynote address. Other MVC administrators, students, and members of the Marshall community will also welcome the Class of 2015.

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Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and the newest majors are nursing, graphic design, dance, and hospitality/tourism management. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit