Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
PRELIMINARY FALL 2008 ENROLLMENT FIGURES SHOW INCREASE
9/16/2008 - Jackson, Miss.

Across Mississippi's eight public universities, preliminary Fall 2008 enrollment figures show an increase of .5 percent in the student population, up from 70,799 students in Fall 2007 to 71,161 students in Fall 2008.

"For fourteen consecutive years, enrollment in 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 vital to our state and is the cornerstone of the Board's goal to increase the number of baccalaureate degree holders of even higher quality."

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

UNDUPLICATED Headcount Per Institution Fall 2007 Fall 2008* Percent Change

Alcorn State University

3,668

3,200

-12.8%

Delta State University

4,091

4,064

-0.7%

Jackson State University

8,698

8,377

-3.7%

Mississippi State University

17,039

17,824

4.6%

Mississippi University for Women

2,379

2,365

-0.6%

Mississippi Valley State University

3,009

2,929

-2.7%

University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi
University Medical Center

17,323

   15,129
   2,194

17,601

   15,289
   2,312

1.6%

   1.1%
   5.4%

University of Southern Mississippi

14,592

14,801

1.4%

SYSTEM TOTAL

70,799

71,161

0.5%

*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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