All but three community colleges saw enrollment declines this fall

Enrollment continued to decline at Mississippi’s 15 community colleges this semester amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to preliminary numbers from the Mississippi Community College Board.

About 64,000 students are attending community college this semester, MCCB’s initial headcount shows, a drop of around 3,500 students from last fall.

The numbers represent a slight improvement from the start of last school year, when enrollment dropped by more than 5,000 students.

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