Increases Don’t Help

Tuition cost increases at Mississippi’s community colleges announced this week depict an unfortunate situation these 15 institutions face where the reality of reduced funding from the state level means passing the buck on to those who need to be reached the most – the students.

Tuition and fees will rise by 13 percent this fall, with the average annual price exceeding $3,000 for the first time, as reported by the Associated Press. Figures from the state Community College Board show average tuition and fees will rise to $3,104 annually, up from $2,748 this year.

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