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Aug. 20, 2004
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
MUW students living on campus up 14.7 percent; university named a best value again by U.S. News
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Plenty activities are in store this weekend for students returning to Mississippi University for Women, including a 7 p.m. performance tonight by recording artist Josh Kelley.
As part of Welcome Week activities, students arrived to campus early this morning greeted by faculty, staff and members of the community ready to help them move into the residence halls.
The percentage of students living on campus is up 14.7 percent compared to the same time last year.
MUW President Claudia Limbert said, “Although the university has not projected a number for fall enrollment, we look forward to talking about them next week.”
This news comes on the heels of MUW moving up eight notches in the recent rankings released by U.S. News & World Report’s 2005 edition, “America’s Best Colleges.”
MUW was ranked the third best value among Southern Master’s universities. It is the eighth time in 11 years that MUW has been ranked a best value or best buy.
In addition to being the highest ranked best value in Mississippi, MUW was the No. 10 top public Southern Master’s university.
To determine which colleges and universities offer the best value, the U.S. News formula focuses on the school's academic quality and the cost of attending the school.
MUW is the least expensive four-year option in the state, providing a private school education at a public school price.
Limbert said, "We are very pleased to learn of the continuation of this honor since it stresses the quality of our programs as well as the cost attendance for our students."
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