Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning(IHL) has released its institutional report cards for all eight of the state’s public universities.

The report cards are released annually for two years prior, and show information on enrollment, degrees awarded, college readiness, student progress, research and other areas. Both university-specific and system level data is included. The data released is for the 2017-18 academic year. In addition to Mississippi State University and The Mississippi University for Women located in the Golden Triangle, Mississippi’s public universities include the University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Alcorn State University.


Data for the 2017-18 year at MSU shows the institution had 24,211 students enrolled, of which 21,095 were full-time. Of the full-time students, 17,199 were classified as undergraduates, while 3,100 were classified as graduate and professional. The enrollment is a slight increase over 2016-17, when the university reported 23,948 students total, of which 20,758 were full-time. The system average for full time enrollment is 9,958, with the average for full-time undergraduate enrollment being 8,248 and for graduate and professional enrollment being 1,709.

Of 6,017 new students coming to MSU in 2017, 3,505 entered as freshmen, 1,854 transferred from Mississippi community colleges and 658 transferred from other institutions.


For more on this story, read Friday's Starkville Daily News

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