Little of MSUM enrollment drop due to new admission standards

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Minnesota State University Moorhead officials are trying to resolve a $4.9 million budget deficit by cutting programs and 22 faculty members after a steep drop in enrollment.

School officials have often pointed out they've contributed to the decline by turning away more students with low chances of success.

But only a fraction of the school’s enrollment losses since 2009 – the most among its four-year peers in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System – can be attributed to the reduction in students who did not meet admissions requirements.

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