Mizzou’s downward spiral continues. This looks pretty serious.

The Associated Press reports:

University of Missouri Credit Outlook Downgraded to Negative

A major financial ratings agency has downgraded the University of Missouri system’s credit outlook from stable to negative, citing enrollment declines on the flagship campus in Columbia and declining state revenue.

Moody’s Investor Services on Thursday also affirmed the university’s Aa1 credit rating, the second highest rating possible. Moody’s said the university’s revenue and overall financial health give it the flexibility to deal with year-to-year financial challenges.

System President Mun Choi said in a news release Friday that the university recognizes the financial challenges presented by declining enrollment and state funding cuts.