Mississippi College Alumni Magazine | Fall 2010

Fall Enrollment Tops 5,000

For the first time in Mississippi College history, enrollment tops the 5,000 mark


The Christian university began its 185th academic year this fall with a total of 5,008 students taking classes, up by 121 students from a year ago. That total includes students at the main campus in Clinton, MC Law in downtown Jackson, and the new Flowood Center in Rankin County.

“This is a wonderful milestone for Mississippi College,” said President Lee Royce. “Our solid academic programs combined with our Christian environment and growing scholarships are strong selling points to MC students.”

MC enrollment has climbed steadily, growing from 3,227 students when Dr. Royce arrived as the school’s leader eight years ago to 4,887 students last fall to the current 5,000-plus.

“The growth in enrollment is the result of the hard work of everyone at MC,” Jim Turcotte, vice president for enrollment management and student affairs, said. “We are focused on the mission of academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ, and clearly, that’s a message students find appealing.”

The record-shattering enrollment numbers came out just days after Mississippi College received a high ranking in the new U.S. News & World Report survey of the nation’s colleges. MC was ranked ninth among Southern regional universities in the “Best Colleges, Best Values” category.


MC is home to:

  • 3,148 undergraduates
  • 1,310 graduate students
  • 550 law students


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