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Official Figures Confirm Mizzou’s Retention Rate Second Highest in History

Fourth-week census numbers show freshman enrollment higher than expected

Sept. 20, 2017

Enrollment at the University of Missouri rose slightly higher than expected in fourth-week census numbers released today while the campus continued to log near-record retention rates. Total enrollment is 30,870.  Full Story

Life Differences Make Women Less Risk Tolerant When Investing

MU researcher finds that women have unique financial needs that impact investment decisions

Sept. 20, 2017

Prior research has long shown that women are, on average, less risk tolerant in their financial decisions than men. This is a concern as investors with low levels of risk tolerance might have greater difficulty reaching their financial goals and building adequate retirement wealth because they are unlikely to invest in stocks. Now, a researcher from the University of Missouri has found that men and women do not think about investment risks differently. Instead, income uncertainty affects men and women differently, which leads to differences in risk tolerance.  Full Story
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