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USM Gulf Coast sees record enrollment

By WLOX Staff

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - USM's Gulf Coast campus reports a new record high of 3,066 students are registered for classes this fall.

Preliminary fall enrollment figures show an increase all across Mississippi's eight public universities. Enrollment is up about 3.5 percent over last fall.  System-wide enrollment has increased annually since 1994.

"More people are seeking baccalaureate degrees at Mississippi institutions and it is absolutely imperative that we continue that trend if we are going to move the state forward," Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds said. "In order to do this, we have to continue to raise the quality of our academic programs, and seek to make college more affordable and accessible."

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

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Fall 2008  

Fall 2009

Percent Change

Alcorn State University

3,252

3,339

2.7%

Delta State University

4,064

4,031

-0.8%

Jackson State University

8,374

8,785

4.9%

Mississippi State University

17,824

18,601

4.4%

Mississippi University for Women

2,365

2,478

4.8%

Mississippi Valley State University

2,929

2,819

-3.8%

University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi Medical Center

17,601

15,289

2,312

18,345

15,933

2,412

4.2%

4.2%

4.3%

University of Southern Mississippi

14,793

15,301

3.4%

System Total

71,202

73,699

3.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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