MVSU experiences slight increase in fall 2017 enrollment

September 14, 2017

Mississippi Valley State University saw a slight bump in its fall 2017 enrollment numbers from this time last year.

This year’s preliminary enrollment numbers increased 0.1-percent. Valley State’s numbers were 2,455 in fall 2016, but this year the enrollment number is 2,458.

Acting President, Jerryl Briggs shared his feelings about the university’s ability to maintain enrollment amidst challenging times.

"We are pleased with our enrollment stabilization for this fall semester,” said Briggs. In these challenging times when several schools throughout the country experienced enrollment declines, for us to remain stable says a lot regarding our enrollment success planning and implementation,” he added.

Briggs also expressed his pride in Valley’s ability to continue to move forward.

“Although we only had a slight increase, compared to our enrollment last year, it's still an indication that we are continuing to move in a positive direction," said Briggs.

Michael Taylor, who is the executive director of enrollment management and MVSU’s Greenville Higher Education Center said he was proud of the effort of the entire university community’s efforts.

"I am extremely pleased with the work of the Enrollment Management Committee, faculty, staff and senior leadership. These groups played a major role in stabilizing our fall enrollment. Our ability to maintain our enrollment with a slight increase is a testament to the benefit of planning. As we continue to follow our plan, we will continue to monitor the environment and look for ways in which to continually improve and implement best practices. I am very positive that we will continue to experience positive results,” said Taylor.