- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Enrollment for Mississippi’s eight public universities rose 2.5 percent to hit a new record this fall, while the number of students at the state’s 15 community colleges fell for the sixth year in a row. Here are preliminary totals for each school and the percentage change from last fall:

UNIVERSITIES

Alcorn State: 3,730, +6 percent

Delta State: 3,587, +3.7 percent

Jackson State: 9,811, +0.1 percent

Miss. State: 21,622, +3.6 percent

Miss. Univ. for Women: 2,960, +10.7 percent

Miss. Valley State: 2,502, +8.4 percent

Univ. of Miss.: 24,250, +1.7 percent

Univ. of Southern Miss.: 14,554, flat

Total all universities: 83,016, +2.5 percent

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Coahoma: 2,191, -0.8 percent

Copiah-Lincoln: 3,075, -2.2 percent

East Central: 2,379, -8.6 percent

East Miss.: 4,261, -6 percent

Hinds: 11,505, +1.3 percent

Holmes: 6,176, -0.9 percent

Itawamba: 5,833, -1.2 percent

Jones: 4,749, -0.3 percent

Meridian: 3,606, +6.4 percent

Miss. Delta: 2,372, -4 percent

Miss. Gulf Coast: 9,294, -3.7 percent

Northeast Miss.: 3,524, -1.2 percent

Northwest Miss.: 7,894, +1.2 percent

Pearl River: 4,725, +1.5 percent

Southwest Miss.: 1,897, -0.2 percent

Total all comm. colleges: 73,481, -0.9 percent

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Sources: College Board and Community College Board

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