Drury University is eliminating 35 jobs as enrollment dips at the private Springfield school.
Only a fraction of the expected army of outreach workers will be certified and ready Tuesday to help Illinois residents sign up for insurance.
The university said Wednesday that enrollment for fall classes that began this week is 11,367, up 2.1 percent from a year ago.
Enrollment at the University of Missouri-Columbia has again topped 34,000.
The University of Missouri is expecting fewer freshman this fall compared to last year.
The Cape Girardeau-based university says first-day spring semester enrollment was up 3.4 percent. Classes began on Monday.
Positive enrollment numbers for universities in northeast and southeast Missouri.
Administrators attribute the decline to smaller junior and senior classes.
That’s up nearly 1,000 from the first day of fall classes last year.
Most programs on the campus are experiencing double-digit increases.