Mississippi universities reach highest enrollment numbers ever for fall semester

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)– Fall enrollment for students at Mississippi public universities have reached the highest numbers ever recorded.

The Institution for Higher Learning said the current enrollment system shows that 81,132 students.

They said this surpasses the previous record of 81,022; that record was set in fall 2012. The system has grown by 5.5 percent since Fall 2010. System enrollment increased 1.8 percent since Fall 2014.

“Record enrollment indicates that students understand the value of higher education and the impact this investment will have on their futures,” said Dr. Glenn F. Boyce, Commissioner of Higher Education. “This is also great news for our state. They are preparing to be the next generation of teachers, doctors, nurses, engineers, entrepreneurs and leaders of our state. We also know that they will earn more and make a significant difference in moving Mississippi’s economy forward.”

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