JACKSON, Miss.–The Mississippi College Board gave the final approval on a plan that will raise tuition at five of the eight public universities in the state.
Those hikes will be over the next couple of years and on average will be around three percent hikes each of the next two years.
But for the state’s two largest universities in Ole Miss and Mississippi State they’re planning to raise tuition by five percent or more each of those years.
The only public schools in Mississippi not planning tuition hikes are Delta State, Mississippi Valley State, and the Mississippi University for Women.
College leaders have pointed to rising costs to run their universities along with infrastructure that is getting old and that costs has increasingly been passed on to the student recently.