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Mississippi public university, community college enrollment

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Enrollment fell at Mississippi's eight public universities and its 15 community colleges this fall, with universities declining from an all-time record in 2016 and community colleges falling for the seventh year in a row. Here are preliminary totals for each school and the percentage change from last fall:

UNIVERSITIES

Alcorn State: 3,592, + 5 percent

Delta State: 3,778, +5.3 percent

Jackson State: 8,583, -12.5 percent

Miss. State: 21,884 +1.2 percent

Miss. Univ. for Women: 2,796, - 5.4 percent

Miss. Valley State: 2,458, +0.1 percent

Univ. of Miss.: 23,870, -1.9 percent

Univ. of Southern Miss.: 14,479, -0.5 percent

Total all universities: 81,350, -1.6 percent

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Coahoma: 2,015, -8 percent

Copiah-Lincoln: 3,099, +0.8 percent

East Central: 2,625, + 10.3 percent

East Miss.: 4,166, -2.2 percent

Hinds: 11,830, + 2.8 percent

Holmes: 6,073, -1.7 percent

Itawamba: 5,336, -8.5 percent

Jones: 4,624, -2.6 percent

Meridian: 3,520, -2.4 percent

Miss. Delta: 2,348, -1.0 percent

Miss. Gulf Coast: 9,215, -0.9 percent

Northeast Miss.: 3,501, -0.7 percent

Northwest Miss. 7,668, -2.9 percent

Pearl River: 4,882, + 3.3 percent

Southwest Miss.: 1,945, + 2.5 percent

Total all comm. colleges: 72,847, -0.9 percent

Sources: College Board and Community College Board

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