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Some Mississippi Universities Looking at Tuition Hikes

JACKSON, Miss.–Some Mississippi colleges are looking at raising tuition again over the next couple of years.

That isn’t terribly surprising considering that has been a trend lately, even with the economy still in the dumps.

On Wednesday the State College Board looked over plans that would increase both Ole Miss and Mississippi State University tuition by 5 percent a year, over the next two years starting in 2014-2015.

For the University of Southern Mississippi they are proposing two, 3.5 percent increases those same years.

For all three universities it would put tuition at over $7,000 a year.

Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds had alluded to the probability of the tuition hikes at allocation hearings several weeks back and said it’s a number of factors like faculty salary, infrastructure, and other costs that are rising.

The earliest the vote could go final is November after the board takes a second look.

 

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