JSU Reverses Declining Trend in Enrollment


Fall enrollment at Jacksonville State University is up for the first time since the Fall of 2010. The university announces a fall enrollment of 8514, which is an increase of 5.4 percent compared to Fall 2015. 

“I am pleased to report that we have reversed the declining trend in enrollment over the past five years,” said JSU President John M. Beehler. “As I have stated on numerous occasions, tuition revenue is our greatest source of funding and consistent year over year increases in enrollment are key to realizing our vision of becoming the transformative, innovative and engaged campus that will positively impact the lives of our students and the citizens of our region.”

The gain in enrollment has also had a direct impact on the number of students living on campus. As of August 31, JSU's housing occupancy rate was 97.4 percent overall, which is up from 88.3 percent in fall of 2015.  

Vice President of Enrollment Management Cherise Y. Peters said she is confident that enrollment at JSU will continue to increase.

“Our enrollment future looks bright, as President Beehler and the administrative leadership have committed the resources and support necessary to ensure that our future recruitment and retention efforts continue to positively impact enrollment,” Peters said.