Mississippi community college enrollment dips for third year

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Enrollment has fallen at Mississippi's 15 community colleges for the third year in a row, according to preliminary figures reported by the Community College Board.

The new data shows that the number of students enrolled at the state's two-year schools fell 4.3 percent this fall to 77,661.

That means community college enrollment has now dipped back below that of the state's eight public universities. The number of university students fell less than 1 percent to 80,532, breaking a string of 20 straight years of increases.

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