William Carey Tradition campus sees record enrollment - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

William Carey Tradition campus sees record enrollment

The new campus at Tradition on Highway 67 was dedicated in August of 2009. (Photo source: WLOX) The new campus at Tradition on Highway 67 was dedicated in August of 2009. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The William Carey University campus in Biloxi has pulled itself up from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina to be stronger than ever. The Tradition campus has a record enrollment of 1,154 students for the fall 2015 term.

University officials say that’s the highest enrollment the Gulf Coast campus has seen since it opened more than 40 years ago. It’s also a 22 percent enrollment increase from fall of 2014.

The original Carey Gulf Coast campus located on Beach Boulevard was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The new campus at Tradition on Highway 67 was dedicated in August of 2009.

“Due to strong academic offerings and the support of the Coast community, Carey has reached another milestone in enrollment at the Tradition campus,” said Dr. Tommy King, Carey president. “We remain committed to providing higher education to the Coast.”

The Tradition enrollment, paired with the Hattiesburg main campus enrollment, pushes the total number of Carey students to 4,330.

Copyright 2015 WLOX. All rights reserved.  

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Gulfport city council gets centennial plaza update

    Gulfport city council gets centennial plaza update

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:16:50 GMT
    City officials will vote on what amenities to add to the old VA property in Gulfport. (Photo Source: WLOX)City officials will vote on what amenities to add to the old VA property in Gulfport. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Imagine a large pool with a lazy river near the planned Holiday Inn, a Vegas style water fountain, apartments and another boutique style hotel. Those are just some of the amenities being kicked around for the old VA property on the beach in Gulfport. 

    More >>

    Imagine a large pool with a lazy river near the planned Holiday Inn, a Vegas style water fountain, apartments and another boutique style hotel. Those are just some of the amenities being kicked around for the old VA property on the beach in Gulfport. 

    More >>
  • D'Iberville police host 100 kids in D.A.R.E camp

    D'Iberville police host 100 kids in D.A.R.E camp

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:04:12 GMT
    Students took part in lessons in the classroom on drugs and alcohol. (Photo source: WLOX News)Students took part in lessons in the classroom on drugs and alcohol. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Youngsters in D'Iberville are daring to be great. They're learning the do's and don’ts of drugs, alcohol and the basics in safety. And it's all thanks to volunteer officers of the D'Iberville Police Department, as well as, a bus driver and art teacher from the Harrison County School District. 

    More >>

    Youngsters in D'Iberville are daring to be great. They're learning the do's and don’ts of drugs, alcohol and the basics in safety. And it's all thanks to volunteer officers of the D'Iberville Police Department, as well as, a bus driver and art teacher from the Harrison County School District. 

    More >>
  • Humane Society of South MS closed after heavy rainfall compromises shelter

    Humane Society of South MS closed after heavy rainfall compromises shelter

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:37:46 GMT
    The shelter is in desperate need of supplies. (Photo source: WLOX)The shelter is in desperate need of supplies. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Humane Society of South Mississippi in Gulfport is closing the shelter after thunderstorms and heavy rainfall caused several issues within the shelter. 

    More >>

    The Humane Society of South Mississippi in Gulfport is closing the shelter after thunderstorms and heavy rainfall caused several issues within the shelter. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly