Mormon mission age drop not as significant as feared on Utah colleges and universities

by | Aug. 22, 2013

News from Utah

The enrollment fallout at Utah colleges and universities from the age drop of LDS missionaries will not be as significant as originally feared.

In January, the Utah System of Higher Education released a report projecting enrollment dips of between 2 percent and 10 percent at Utah's public schools after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed the allowable age of missionary service from 19 to 18 for men and 21 to 19 for women.

Those dips were expected to coincide with millions of dollars of lost tuition revenue, leading several schools to implement hiring and expenditure freezes.

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