With 5,362 students enrolled for the fall term, William Carey University once again broke its all-time enrollment record, with a 2% increase from 5,260 students last fall.
“Two percent may not seem like a big increase, but keep in mind that William Carey’s enrollments have increased steadily throughout the pandemic period,” WCU President Dr Tommy King said. . “We are grateful to our students, who have entrusted us to help them achieve their educational goals in difficult times. “
This overall increase also includes several individual records:
• WCU’s Tradition campus near Biloxi grew by more than 13 percent, from 864 students to 1,001 students.
• The Psychology Department posted 16 major news, marking an 8 percent increase.
• The School of Education’s overall enrollment increased 6 percent from last fall, from 1,705 students to 1,806 students. But the number of undergraduate education majors increased 13%, from 358 students to 405 students.
“With teacher education enrollments down 30% across the country and Mississippi struggling to recruit and retain high quality teachers, I am thrilled as a retired kindergarten educator. Grade 12 William Carey defies the odds and increases enrollment to help our persistent teacher. shortage, ”said Dr. Ben Burnett, WCU executive vice president.
Meanwhile, the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine was cleared by its accrediting agency in 2019 to double the size of its freshman class. Now in the second year of a three-year expansion plan, WCUCOM welcomed 188 first-year medical students in August.
In the fall of 2022, the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine will accept more than 200 first-year medical students.
When its three-phase enrollment increase is complete, WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine will have an enrollment of 800 students, making it the largest medical school in the state.
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