Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
PRELIMINARY FALL ENROLLMENT FIGURES SHOW INCREASE
9/2/2010 - Jackson, Miss.

Across Mississippi's eight public universities, preliminary fall 2010 enrollment figures show an increase of over  3,000 students or 4.1 percent from fall 2009 numbers.

System-wide enrollment has increased annually since 1994.

“The trend lines indicate that more individuals are seeking to enhance their lives through increased post-secondary educational attainment,” said Dr. Hank M. Bounds, Commissioner of Higher Education. “We must find ways to support their efforts and increase retention and graduation rates in order to move Mississippi forward.”

Preliminary enrollment figures are unduplicated and count students one time if enrolled on more than one campus.

Unduplicated Headcount

Fall 2009

Fall 2010

*Preliminary figures

Percent Change

Alcorn State University

3,334

3,682

10.4%

Delta State University

4,031

4,324

7.3%

Jackson State University

8,783

8,689

-1.1%

Mississippi State University

18,601

19,644

5.6%

Mississippi University for Women

2,476

2,592

4.7%

Mississippi Valley State University

2,850

2,491

-12.6%

University of Mississippi

18,344

19,536

6.5%

University of Mississippi

15,932

17,067

7.1%

       

University of Mississippi Medical Center

2,412

2,469

2.4%

University of Mississippi

15,932

17,067

7.1%

University of Mississippi Medical Center

2,412

2,469

2.4%

University of Southern Mississippi

15,293

15,778

3.2%

System Total

73,712

76,736

4.1%

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.