Posts Tagged ‘enrollment’

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 […] [...]

All universities, except Valley, show enrollment increase

by Published: September 6,2011

Tags: education, enrollment, higher education

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Preliminary fall 2011 enrollment figures at Mississippi’s eight public universities show an increase of almost 4,000 students, or 5.2 percent, from fall 2010 numbers. System-wide enrollment has increased annually since 1994. This year’s increase is the largest single-year increase in enrollment. Alcorn State University, Mississippi State University, University of Southern Mississippi, University […] [...]

Mississippi College breaks enrollment record

by Published: September 1,2011

Tags: education, enrollment, higher education, students

CLINTON — Mississippi College officials report a record 5,270 students are enrolled this fall. Administrators tell The Clarion-Ledger it is a gain of 262 students over fall 2010, and numbers have risen across the board. There are now 3,238 undergraduates compared to 3,148 last fall. Graduate enrollment has reached 1,263 students compared to 1,152 last […] [...]

HCC expects fall enrollment to hold steady

by Published: August 17,2011

Tags: education, enrollment, higher education

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College reported its fall enrollment is nearly 13,000 this year. And more students are expected by the end of late registration on Aug. 19, bringing the total close to last year’s 13,500. Kathryn Cole, director of enrollment services at Hinds, said in a news release there were gains this year in […] [...]

Students, students everywhere

Most universities challenged by increased enrollment State higher education leaders are calling it a “good problem.” Preliminary fall enrollment is up from fall 2009, with several institutions reporting record numbers. Now, universities are challenged to accommodate all of the new students while facing ever shrinking state appropriations. The State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) reports […] [...]

College Board to ‘take action’ at troubled Mississippi Valley

Mississippi’s Commissioner of Higher Education plans to take action with Mississippi Valley State University, the only state-funded university to show a dramatic decrease in enrollment, while high numbers of job seekers are heading back to class in the down economy. MVSU enrollment has taken a 12.6 percent nose dive, according to preliminary numbers released this […] [...]

Enrollment plummets at Mississippi Valley

by Published: September 3,2010

Tags: education, enrollment, higher education

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Not all of Mississippi’s eight public universities experienced an enrollment increase this fall. Preliminary figures from the state College Board show Mississippi Valley State University’s enrollment declined 12.6 percent and Jackson State University’s numbers are down 1.1 percent. However, the other universities experienced an uptick, resulting in a systemwide increase of about […] [...]

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