Friday, November 4, 2022

JSU Enrollment Surges

Jackson State University issued the following statement. 

Jackson State University’s preliminary first-time freshmen enrollment increased to 1,155 students in Fall 2022 compared to 794 students in Fall 2021. This marks a near doubling of the cohort size since its Fall 2020 class of 623 students.


“It’s an exciting time to become a Jackson State University student, and we’re happy to see that the size of our freshmen class is on the rise,” said President Thomas K. Hudson. “I’d like to thank the Division of Enrollment Management for its efforts to recruit the best and brightest from across the country. If you spend time with these students, it’s obvious that they are determined to change the world, and we’re ready to help them do just that.”


The University credits the new Tiger Ready Scholarship program for assisting students with financial support to help make ends meet. The one-time award of up to $1,000 was awarded to incoming freshmen who did not receive other scholarships or grants.


“We made a conscious effort to hold Jackson State’s tuition flat over the past three years in order to keep access to our high-quality education as affordable as possible,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management Josiah Sampson, III. “As a result, our incoming students responded favorably and decided to make JSU their home away from home. We look forward to training them to make their dreams for their future careers a reality.”


The university’s current preliminary enrollment is 6,906 and represents a reduction of 174 students from last year’s preliminary figure of 7,080. The reduction reflects the impact of the Jackson water crisis, which forced the administration to postpone its freshmen' move-in dates just days before the first arrivals.


Throughout the system, Fall 2022 enrollment is 75,755, compared to 76,510 students enrolled in Fall 2021, representing a 1 percent decrease. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, undergraduate enrollment fell by 1.6 percent at public four-year institutions when comparing Fall 2022 enrollment and Fall 2021 enrollment. (KF: IHL System)


“It’s always tough to lose even one student, especially when the extenuating circumstances of the city’s water infrastructure are beyond our control. However, this is just a minor setback, and we believe that the JSU experience will continue to encourage savvy students to give our top-tier programs a shot,” said Sampson.




Anonymous said...

Congrats and good for them!

Anonymous said...

Jackson State has been the most popular name among Mississippi institutions and national HBCU's by far in the past two years. But it's LOSING enrollment. Jackson State has had a housing emergency for over 50 years. Whenever the enrollment goes up they are forced to house students in hotels around Jackson. No other institution in Mississippi or neighboring states has this problem for so long. The IHL is absolutely determined to maintain JSU at the lowest possible enrollment no matter what. They will not expand course offerings or funding to provide a competitive curriculum. They installed a "president" who won't challenge the status quo and couldn't be happier.

Anonymous said...

The biggest KUDOS belong to Coach Prime and what he has done with the football team. He's energized not only JSU, but the community. It's a proven correlary- winning in sports = higher applications, as evidenced when schools win the National Championship (in football, anyway).

Tiger Puffery said...

Jackson State University’s preliminary first-time freshmen enrollment increased to 1,155 students in Fall 2022 compared to 794 students in Fall 2021. This marks a near doubling of the cohort size since its Fall 2020 class of 623 students.

Only at JSU would growth of 85% represent a "near doubling". Easy to show big numbers when you are using the Covid year 2020 as your base.

What about before Covid, like in 2019? In 2019 JSU first-time freshmen enrollment was 854 students. No doubt that 35% growth (vs 2022) would be spun as 'near 50%'.

Anonymous said...

JSU, Alcorn, Valley are nothing more than 'Reverse Plantations'. Why do parents, preachers, mayors, mentors, high school teachers and other community leaders insist on the youth huddling for four years in venues that are primarily of one race? How do you ever expect to assimilate into the larger society if you believe you have to constantly be in places that arguably exclude white people?

The notion of 'Separate But Equal' has gone full circle.

Anonymous said...

None of the institutions you mention ever excluded white people, but many other institutions were notorious for excluding black people. You are the only one going "full circle". If whites chose to go to those institutions they could do so but obviously because these schools are not "equal" they and many black students choose the more affluent schools originally built for whites which have better facilities and offerings. As the Supreme Court found in 1954 there is no "separate but equal". You may have missed that.

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