The W reports enrollment increase


Nora Miller

Nora Miller



MUW University Relations



Mississippi University for Women is reporting an enrollment increase of 102 students, which reflects a 3.8 percent increase compared to fall 2018.


The 2,813 overall fall enrollment is the second highest over the past 10 years.


"We are proud that more students are choosing The W. Enrollment is up in every class -- freshman through graduate level. In addition to attracting more new students, our focus on student success is reflected in better retention and graduation of our students," said President Nora Miller.



The W has seen an increase in the number of transfer students, with 744 new transfers, an 11 percent increase from 2018.


Additionally, the university maintains a 13 to 1 faculty-student ratio in its colleges, including Arts, Sciences and Education; Business and Professional Studies; and Nursing and Health Sciences.


The W recently was ranked No. 5 as a best value among public Southern regional universities and 18th among best public regional universities in the South according to the U.S. News & World Report. The Washington Monthly magazine ranks The W as the highest among Mississippi's public universities in the 2019 Best Bang for the Buck--South category.


Mississippi University for Women continues to lead the state's public university system with the highest degree completion at 32.8 percent degree completion ratio per 100 undergraduate full-time equivalent students, compared to the IHL System's overall average of 21.2.


In other student characteristics:


  • 86 percent of students are from Mississippi


  • 37 percent are African-American students


  • Average student age is 24.6.




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