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11/2/2021 - Jackson, Miss.

Fall enrollment at Mississippi Public Universities remains steady when compared to Fall 2020 figures. Fall enrollment for 2021 is 76,510 for the system, compared to 77,154 students enrolled in Fall 2020, representing a .8 percent decrease.

"Our students continue to invest in themselves and their education," said Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., Commissioner of Higher Education. "The steady enrollment is a testament to their dedication, even in the face of adversities brought on by the pandemic. As each student graduates and moves into the workforce, their perseverance will benefit not only themselves, but also the businesses and organizations in which they work and the economy."

Total Student Enrollment, Fall 2020 and Fall 2021

Institution Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Number
Alcorn State University 3,230 3.074 -156 -4.8%
Delta State University 2,999 2,727 -272 -9.1%
Jackson State University 6,921 7,080 159 2.3%
Mississippi State University 22,986 23,086 100 0.4%
Mississippi University for Women 2,704 2,477 -227 -8.4%
Mississippi Valley State University 2,032 2,064 32 1.6%
University of Mississippi 21,676 21,856 180 0.8%
University of Mississippi 18,668 18,800 132 0.7%
University of Mississippi Medical Center 3,008 3,056 48 1.6%
University of Southern Mississippi 14,606 14,146 -460 -3.1%
System Total 77,154 76,510 -644 -0.8%

Source: Institutional Research Offices, November 2, 2021

Figures are unduplicated and count students one time regardless of on-campus and off-campus enrollment. Figures are based on enrollment as of November 1 of the fall term.

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The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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