Posts Tagged ‘enrollment’

USM-Gulf Park sets new graduate enrollment record

LONG BEACH — The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach has reached record enrollment in its master’s degree programs. For the spring 2014 semester, a total of 361 graduate students are working to earn one of 11 master’s degrees available to students at the university’s Gulf Park campus. “An expanding number […] [...]

Two-year colleges see another enrollment decrease

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Enrollment has fallen at Mississippi’s 15 community colleges for the third year in a row, according to preliminary figures reported by the Community College Board. The new data show that the number of students enrolled at the state’s two-year schools fell 4.3 percent this fall to 77,661. That means community college enrollment […] [...]

State universities see first enrollment decline in 20 years

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — More than 80,000 students are working toward building a successful career and brighter future by pursuing a college degree. However, across Mississippi’s eight public universities, preliminary fall 2013 enrollment figures show a decrease of 490 students from fall 2012 numbers. This is the first time in 20 years that overall enrollment has […] [...]

Community college to graduate record number of students

MERIDIAN — Meridian Community College will graduate a record number of students for the Spring 2013 term. The Meridian Star reports 554 students will be awarded their Associate Degrees and certificates when commencement ceremonies are held tomorrow. MCC Dean of Student Services Soraya Welden said that brings MCC’s total number of graduates for the school […] [...]

New Pell Grant rules hurting college enrollment

JACKSON — New regulations enacted by Congress in June have stripped Pell Grant eligibility from nearly 3,000 Mississippi students. According to a recently completed study of the impact of the new Pell Grant regulations on Mississippi two-year colleges, the changes led to lower enrollments for the fall 2012 semester at 14 of the state’s 15 […] [...]

University’s proposal to offer flat tuition rate approved

CLEVELAND — The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning approved Delta State University’s proposal to offer a single flat tuition rate for all students, resident and non-resident. All new non-resident undergraduate and graduates enrolling at Delta State next fall will be eligible for the new tuition rate. Currently enrolled non-resident students will […] [...]

Community colleges see enrollment drop; universities only modest gain

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A spike in college enrollment appears to be easing for Mississippi’s public universities and community colleges. Enrollment fell 5 percent at the state’s 15 community colleges, and rose only 0.6 percent at its eight public universities, according to preliminary figures. It’s the second straight decrease at community colleges. Enrollment dipped to 81,311 […] [...]

MSU president predicts record-breaking fall enrollment

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University president Mark Keenum says the university is undergoing massive infrastructure upgrades and expects record fall enrollment. Keenum, a Corinth High School graduate, told the Daily Corinthian the university set a record enrollment last fall with 20,400 students, and expects to top the total this fall. The university has five campuses […] [...]

MSU playing beat-the-clock with construction projects

STARKVILLE — With students set to begin fall classes in three weeks, Mississippi State University — with the help of five separate contractors — is working to get as much finished as possible before their return. Officials tell the Commercial Dispatch everything is on schedule. That includes Oak and Magnolia residence halls, which are still […] [...]

State lawmakers pass dual enrollment legislation

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill that will allow high school dropouts and potential dropouts to enroll at community colleges, earning a high school diploma while getting worker training. The state already has a law allowing such dual enrollment. But, Gov. Phil Bryant has been pushing Senate Bill 2792, saying it will be […] [...]

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