(1) The creation of the School of Applied Sciences influenced comparisons related to the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Education.
(2) Between Fall 2000 and Fall 2001, the classification system for undergraduate students was changed. The old and new semester hour requirements are indicated in the following table:
|Classification||Fall 2000||Fall 2001|
|Freshman||0-26 hours||0-29 hours|
|Sophomore||27-53 hours||30-59 hours|
|Junior||54-86 hours||60-89 hours|
|Senior||87 hours and above||90 hours and above|
Please consider these changes as you examine the data in the enrollment analysis.
An Analysis of Fall Semester 2001 Enrollment
The University of Mississippi
This report provides information concerning fundamental aspects of student enrollment at The University of Mississippi in the Fall Semester 2001. It focuses primarily on changes in enrollment between Fall Semester 2000 and Fall Semester 2001. Where pertinent, however, references are made to enrollment trends across several years. The data contained in this report are drawn from the official University data tape concerning Fall Semester 2001 enrollment that will be forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning as part of their Management Information System.
Section I: Enrollment Highlights (Composite)
Section II: Enrollment Highlights (Oxford Campus)
Section III: New and Readmitted Student Highlights (Oxford Campus)
Section IV: First-time Full-time Freshmen, Drawing Power and Show Rate (Oxford Campus)
Section V: Enrollment Highlights for the College of Liberal Arts and the Professional Schools (Oxford Campus)
The composite enrollment (Oxford, Medical Center, Tupelo, DeSoto, Jackson, and Special Classes) of The University of Mississippi is 14,429 for the Fall Semester 2001 and is the highest ever recorded. This represents a +3.6 percent increase or +501 students over Fall Semester 2000.
Headcount enrollment on the Oxford Campus increased to a record 11,873 students (+468 students or +4.1 percent). This increase was generated primarily due to an increase in the freshman class (+531 students or +21.2 percent) and an increase in the sophomore class (+236 students or +13.7 percent) .
Off-campus enrollment at Tupelo, DeSoto, Jackson, and Special Classes increased from 829 students to 898 students.
African-American student enrollment increased to a record 1,485 students (+98 students or +7.1 percent).
Undergraduate enrollment of 9,891 students is the highest undergraduate enrollment ever recorded.
The enrollment of first-time full-time freshmen increased by +73 students or +4.0 percent and is the highest on record.
Resident enrollment increased by +6.4 percent. Increases occurred at all levels (undergraduate by +7.0 percent, graduate by +2.4 percent, and law by +5.0 percent).
Enrollment in the School of Law increased to 478 students (+6 students or +1.3 percent).
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI (COMPOSITE)
OVERALL HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT
The total headcount enrollment at all locations of the University stood at 14,429 students or a +3.6 percent increase from Fall Semester 2000.
The overall enrollment at the University in Fall Semester 2001 is the highest ever recorded. (Figure 1)
Total enrollment grew to 11,873 students, an increase of +468 students (+4.1 percent) above the Fall Semester 2000 enrollment of 11,405.
Full-time enrollment grew by +498 students or +4.8 percent, while part-time enrollment decreased by -30 students or -2.7 percent.
Undergraduate enrollment grew by +493 students or +5.2 percent.
Graduate School enrollment decreased by -31 students or -2.0 percent.
Enrollment in the School of Law increased slightly from 472 students to 478 students.
Medical Center enrollment decreased by -36 students or -2.1 percent. (Figure 2)
TUPELO, DESOTO, JACKSON, AND SPECIAL CLASS HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT
Combined off-campus headcount enrollment increased by +69 students or +8.3 percent. (Figure 3)
Enrollment of students at the Tupelo Campus increased by +41 students or +14.4 percent.
Headcount enrollment at the DeSoto Center increased by +49 students or +13.8 percent.
Special Class enrollment increased by +4 students or +2.8 percent.
Jackson Engineering enrollment decreased by -12 students or -36.4 percent.
HEADCOUNT AND FTE
The total headcount enrollment this fall is 11,873, an increase of +468 students or +4.1 percent. (Figure 4)
The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students increased by +433 (+4.1 percent) to 11,048.
Undergraduate enrollment is 9,891, an increase of +493 students (+5.2 percent) from 9,398 last fall. This is the largest undergraduate enrollment on record. (Figure 4)
Graduate enrollment (1,504 students) decreased by -31 students or -2.0 percent. (Figure 5) Changes occurred in the various levels of the graduate school (masters, -16 students or -1.9 percent), (specialist, +10 students or +33.3 percent), (doctoral, -27 students or -5.2 percent), and (other/unclassified category, +2 students or +1.5 percent).
Law School enrollment increased by +6 students or +1.3 percent. (Figure 6)
Overall resident enrollment increased (+470 students or +6.4 percent). Increases occurred in undergraduate resident enrollment (+432 students or +7.0 percent), graduate resident enrollment (+19 students or +2.4 percent), and law resident enrollment (+19 students or +5.0 percent). (Figure 7)
Undergraduate resident enrollment of 6,600 students is the highest undergraduate resident enrollment ever recorded.
Within undergraduate resident student enrollment, freshmen increased by +319 students, sophomores increased by +155 students, juniors decreased by -38 students, and seniors increased by +20 students.
Enrollment increased in all three Mississippi regions — northern counties by +234 students or +5.3 percent, central counties by +163 students or +8.6 percent, and southern counties by +73 students or +7.3 percent.
Overall non-resident enrollment remained almost constant at 4,058.
Non-resident undergraduate enrollment increased by +61 students (+1.9 percent) to 3,291. (Figure 7) Increases occurred in the freshman class (+212 students or +18.0 percent) and the sophomore class (+81 students or +12.7 percent), while decreases occurred in the junior class (-59 student or -9.3 percent) and the senior class (-170 students or -23.3 percent).
Non-resident law student enrollment decreased by -13 students (-13.8 percent), and non-resident graduate student enrollment decreased by -50 students ( -6.8 percent).
Full-time enrollment increased by +498 students (+4.8 percent) to 10,771. Undergraduate full-time enrollment increased by +498 students (+5.7 percent). Graduate full-time enrollment was nearly unchanged at 1,012.
Part-time enrollment decreased by -30 students (-2.7 percent) to 1,102.
The proportion of students who are full-time increased to 90.7 percent from 90.1 percent in Fall 2000.
Female enrollment increased by +230 students (+3.9 percent) to 6,061.
Male enrollment increased by +238 students (+4.3 percent) to 5,812.
COLLEGE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL ENROLLMENT (UNDERGRADUATE)
Undergraduate enrollment increased in Liberal Arts (+53 students or +1.2 percent), Business (+182 students or +7.7 percent), and Pharmacy (+17 students or +4.9 percent).
Undergraduate enrollment decreased in Engineering (-20 students or -3.1 percent), and Accountancy (-12 students or -2.9 percent).
The new School of Applied Sciences has an undergraduate enrollment of 725. Enrollment comparisons with respect to Liberal Arts and Education for the Fall 2001 are distorted because of the creation of the School of Applied Sciences.
GRADUATE SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Overall graduate student enrollment decreased by -31 students or -2.0 percent to 1,504 students. (Figure 8)
Graduate student enrollment decreased at the master’s level by -16 students or -1.9 percent and the doctoral level by -27 students or -5.2 percent.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS (U. S. CITIZENS)
Enrollment of African-American students increased (+98 students or +7.1 percent) to 1,485 students (a record high enrollment).
African-American enrollment at the undergraduate level increased by +103 students or +9.1 percent to 1,232, an all time high enrollment.
African-American student enrollment at the postbaccalaureate level (graduate and law) decreased by -5 students or -1.9 percent to 253.
Overall, 12.5 percent (a record high percentage) of the students enrolled at the University are African-American.
Sophomore class enrollment increased by +236 students or +13.7 percent.
Junior class enrollment decreased by -97 students or -4.4 percent.
Senior class enrollment decreased by -150 students or -5.7 percent.
International student enrollment decreased by -9 students (-2.2 percent) to 396 students. (Figure 10)
International students account for 3.3 percent of the total student body.
NEW AND READMITTED STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
The number of new undergraduates increased from 2,707 to 2,879 students or +6.4 percent.
New undergraduate enrollment increased in the freshman class (+114 students), the sophomore class (+68 students), and the junior class (+9 students), while the senior class decreased by -19 students.
New resident undergraduate enrollment increased by +157 students (+9.5 percent) from 1,661 to 1,818. New non-resident undergraduate enrollment increased by +15 students (+1.4 percent) from 1,046 to 1,061.
The enrollment of first-time full-time freshmen increased from 1,832 to 1,905 students. (see Section IV)
The average ACT score for the entering freshman class decreased from 23.38 in Fall 2000 to 23.13 in Fall 2001.(Figure 11)
New full-time transfer students increased by +84 students or +10.6 percent to 876 students. (Figure 12)
New graduate enrollment decreased by -136 students (-30.7 percent) from 443 to 307. (Figure 13)
New resident graduate students decreased by -29 students (-15.2 percent) from 191 to 162.
New non-resident graduate students decreased by -107 students (-42.5 percent) from 252 to 145.
New master’s level students decreased by -64 students (-25.6 percent) from 250 to 186, and new doctoral level students decreased by -50 students (-46.7 percent).
NEW LAW STUDENTS
The number of new students entering the School of Law this fall decreased by -7 students (-4.8 percent).
New resident Law School enrollment increased by +7 students (+7.3 percent), while new non-resident law enrollment decreased by -14 students (-28.6 percent).
The number of readmitted students at the undergraduate level increased from 373 in Fall 2000 to 382 in Fall 2001. At the graduate level, the number of readmitted students increased from 40 in Fall 2000 to 49 in Fall 2001. (Figure 14)
FIRST-TIME FULL-TIME FRESHMEN
DRAWING POWER AND SHOW RATE
The enrollment of first-time full-time freshmen increased from 1,832 to 1,905 (+73 students or +4.0 percent).
First-time full-time resident freshmen enrollment increased by +48 students or +5.0 percent, and first-time full-time non-resident freshmen enrollment increased by +25 students or +2.9 percent.
The institution’s drawing power increased from 0.0365 to 0.0387. The northern counties decreased from 0.0560 to 0.0541, while the central counties increased from 0.0371 to 0.0392, and the southern counties increased from 0.0160 to 0.0226. (Table I)
The overall show rate of new freshmen (the proportion of applicants who ultimately enroll) decreased from 34.0 percent in Fall 2000 to 29.8 percent in Fall 2001. (Table II)
RESIDENT FIRST-TIME FULL-TIME FRESHMEN
Resident first-time full-time freshmen increased by +48 students or +5.0 percent to 1,012 students. (Figure 15)
The number of first-time full-time freshmen from the central counties increased by +3.3 percent, and the southern counties by +42.6 percent, while a -4.3 percent decrease occurred in the northern counties. (Figure 15 and Figure 16)
Among the more notable changes were those from Jackson County (+14 students or +66.7 percent), Lee County (+15 students or +37.5 percent), Sunflower County (+11 students or +1100.0 percent), Harrison County (+12 students or +36.4 percent), Tippah County (-11 students or -84.6 percent), Coahoma County (-14 students or -41.2 percent), and Union County (-14 students or -77.8 percent).
NON-RESIDENT FIRST-TIME FULL-TIME FRESHMEN
The enrollment of non-resident first-time full-time freshmen (893 students) increased by +25 students or +2.9 percent.
(Figure 17) Ole Miss continues to have a significant representation of students from other states. (Figure 19)
Significant enrollment changes of first-time full-time freshmen from the states in our immediate area took place in Tennessee (-57 students or -19.3 percent), Alabama (+22 students or +26.2 percent), and Georgia (+47 students or +67.1 percent).
The proportion of first-time full-time freshmen who are residents increased from 52.6 percent in Fall 2000 to 53.1 percent in Fall 2001.
Statewide, the drawing power (the decimal fraction of first-time full-time freshmen at Ole Miss divided by the previous year’s 12th grade public school enrollment) increased from 0.0365 in Fall 2000 to 0.0387 in Fall 2001. (Table I)
This fall the undergraduate show rate (the rate at which applicants ultimately enroll at the University) decreased from 37.2 percent to 32.9 percent. (Table II)
The Graduate School show rate decreased from 27.8 percent to 16.2 percent.
FOR THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Total undergraduate enrollment is 4,494.
New undergraduate enrollment is 1,514 students.
Graduate enrollment is 476 students.
Total College of Liberal Arts enrollment is 4,970 students.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
New undergraduate enrollment increased by +48 students or +7.6 percent to 677 students.
Graduate enrollment remained almost constant at 166 students.
Total enrollment in the School of Business is 2,713, which is +184 students or +7.3 percent more than Fall 2000.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Total undergraduate enrollment is 724 students.
New undergraduate enrollment is 193 students.
Total graduate level enrollment is 470 students.
Overall School of Education enrollment is 1,194.
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Total undergraduate enrollment decreased by -20 students or -3.1 percent to 628 students.
New undergraduate enrollment decreased by -24 students or -10.6 percent to 202 students.
Graduate enrollment remained almost constant at 187 students.
Overall enrollment in the School of Engineering decreased by -19 students or -2.3 percent to a total of 815 students.
SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
Undergraduate enrollment in the School of Pharmacy increased by +17 students or +4.9 percent to 366 students. (Figure 20B)
New undergraduate enrollment increased by +6 students or +8.6 percent to 76 students.
Graduate level enrollment decreased by -6 students (-7.7 percent) to 72 students.
Overall enrollment in the School of Pharmacy increased by +11 students or +2.6 percent to a total of 438 students.
SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY
Total undergraduate enrollment decreased to 407 students, a decrease of -12 students or -2.9 percent.
New undergraduate enrollment increased by +13 students or +14.8 percent to 101 students.
Graduate enrollment decreased by -13 students or -14.8 percent to 75 students.
Total School of Accountancy enrollment decreased by -25 students or -4.9 percent to a total of 482 students.
SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Total undergraduate enrollment is 725 students.
Enrollment at the graduate level is 58 students.
Total School of Applied Sciences enrollment is 783 students.
SCHOOL OF LAW
Law School enrollment increased by +6 students or +1.3 percent to 478 students.
The third year class increased by +17 students or +15.0 percent to 130 students. (Figure 6)