Many colleges and universities across the nation have experience a drop in enrollments this fall. But at the University of Mississippi, there are nearly 22,300 students enrolled this fall, the most in university history. The enrollment milestone includes a record first-year class of 3,579. This is the largest freshman class for any university in Mississippi history.
There are 3,439 African American students at the University of Mississippi this fall. They make up 15.4 percent of all enrollments.
Jackson State University, the historically Black state-operated educational institution in Mississippi also has the highest enrollments in its history. There are 9,134 students on campus this fall, up 3.6 percent from a year ago. The enrollment increase is the result of a 25 percent rise in the number of first-year students on campus.