Mississippi College posted a record freshmen enrollment of 615 in the fall of 2013. The rising number of freshmen helped boost the state’s largest private university’s overall enrollment to 5,030.
The 2013 freshmen enrollment topped the previous record of 538 students in 2010 and easily bested the fall 2012 freshmen enrollment of 496. Fall 2013 also saw 324 transfer students enroll at MC, for a total of 939 new undergraduate students on campus.
Jennifer Bullard, one of those freshman, cited MC’s Christian environment, the depth of her business administration classes, and an excellent education at an affordable cost as the reasons she chose MC.
“This is one of the best-priced private universities,” Bullard said. “I also liked the atmosphere and welcoming environment at MC.”
Freshman Sarah Welch, a music major from Germantown, Tennessee, left the Volunteer State to attend Mississippi College for similar reasons. “For me, it was the combination of the excellent music department and how friendly the people are here.”