June 17, 2009
Summer enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is up by 13.76 percent and Mississippi State University also has seen an increase in its summer student population.
As of June 12, a total of 1,116 students were enrolled -- up 135 students from the same time last year.
"We are excited about this enrollment news," said MUW President Claudia Limbert. "MUW is committed to delivering a highly personalized learning environment, made possible through the dedication of our faculty."
Dr. Bucky Wesley, vice president for student services, added that the success is a result of a wide range of course delivery choices and flexible scheduling as well as faculty efforts.
"In addition to the traditional courses offered during the summer, the university has provided greater access to programs through on-line courses, certificate programs, special academic support programs, lifelong learning options and a new general studies major," he said. "The hard work and innovation of faculty has enabled the university to extend quality academic programming to a broader range of those pursuing higher education within the state and region."
U.S.News & World Report has consistently ranked MUW among the top Southern public master''s universities. MUW also has been prominently ranked in other leading publications such as Kiplinger''s Personal Finance and Consumer''s Digest magazines.
MUW isn''t the only Golden Triangle higher education institution enjoying a seasonal boost. Summer enrollment at Mississippi State University also has increased, noted MSU Associate Provost of Academic Affairs Dr. Jerome Gilbert.
"Right now, we''re 4 percent over last year," he said, adding enrollment numbers aren''t complete, because students still can enroll for the university''s last summer term, which is pending.