Enrollment increases by record 5.2% at universities in Miss
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Across the eight schools, attendance is up 5.2 percent compared to last fall - the system’s largest ever single-year increase, to push the system total enrollment over 80,800 students.
“(It) is a very positive sign for economic development in our state,” said Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds. “A better educated citizenry stabilizes the economy and creates better opportunities to bring good jobs to our state.”
The biggest jump was seen at Alcorn State University.
The university, which has campuses in Lorman, Natchez and Vicksburg, grew by nearly 20 percent and has about 4,391 students this semester.
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