Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
PRELIMINARY FALL 2007 ENROLLMENT FIGURES SHOW INCREASE
9/12/2007 - Jackson, Miss.

For the first time in the state’s history, enrollment at Mississippi’s eight public universities has surpassed 70,000 students. Preliminary Fall 2007 enrollment figures show an increase of 1.2 percent in the student population, up from 69,941 students in Fall 2006 to 70,800 students in Fall 2007.

“For thirteen consecutive years, enrollment at Mississippi’s public universities has increased,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Thomas C. Meredith. “This continued growth in the number of individuals seeking a university education is a very positive sign for our state and absolutely necessary if Mississippi is going to compete in the global marketplace.”

Preliminary enrollment figures are unduplicated and count students one time regardless of their campus enrollment.

UNDUPLICATED Headcount Per Institution

Fall 2006

Fall 2007*

Percent Change

Alcorn State University

3,583

3,668

2.4%

Delta State University

4,217

4,091

-3.0%

Jackson State University

8,256

8,699

5.4%

Mississippi State University

16,206

17,039

5.1%

Mississippi University for Women

2,428

2,379

-2.0%

Mississippi Valley State University

3,162

3,009

-4.8%

University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi Medical Center

17,312

15,220

2,092

17,323

15,129

2,194

0.1%

-0.6%

4.9%

University of Southern Mississippi

14,777

14,592

-1.3%

SYSTEM TOTAL

69,941

70,800

1.2%

*Preliminary Figures

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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