JANS – Jackson State University has surpassed its fall 2013 enrollment by 374 students for a new high of 9,508 students. Also on the rise are Delta State University with 91 students for a total of 3,614; Mississippi University for Women with 68 for a total of 2,697; Mississippi Valley State with an increase of 68 students for a total of 2,294; and the University of Mississippi with the greatest increase with 805 students for a total of 23,096.
Alcorn State University fell by 131 students to 3,717 students in 2014 from 3,848 students in 2013. The University of Southern Mississippi dropped 404 students to 14,845. In 2013 the fall enrollment was 15,249. Mississippi State University had a difference of 23 students. In 2013 the enrollment was
20,161. It now stands at 20,138.
Rev. Jerry Young, Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., was elected Thursday to a five-year term as President of the National Baptist Convention. Rev. Young, who was convention vice president, beat four others to lead the country’s largest black religious group.