FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 14, 2004
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
MUW enrollment up almost 5 percent
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi
University for Women’s most recent enrollment report for spring 2004
reflected an increase of almost 5 percent over spring 2003.
This growth was in both full-time and part-time enrollment.
MUW President Claudia Limbert said, “Although enrollment numbers will not
be finalized until next week, we are very pleased with the current total,
which shows an almost 5 percent increase over the same date last year.”
Applications for new freshmen enrollment next fall have shown a
significant growth. As of today, MUW has 60 percent more applicants as
compared to the same period a year ago.
“We believe both the spring enrollment and the significantly increased
pool of applicants for fall 2004 enrollment are reflective of the progress
our new marketing, recruitment and student life efforts have produced,”
Limbert said. “We are very pleased.”
Currently U.S. News &World Report’s 2004 guide, “America’s Best Colleges,”
ranks MUW a best value. MUW was the top ranked best value in the state of
Mississippi and the 11th best value in the South.
MUW also is 67 of the 100 best public colleges in America, according to
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.
MUW offers more than 50 majors including business, education and nursing,
whose graduates in the bachelor of science in nursing program have a 99.27
percent pass rate on the National Licensure Exam since inception of the
program. In addition, there are educational opportunities in a wide range
of signature programs from culinary arts to music therapy.