Board Approves First Draft to Increase State Tuitions

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning approved for first reading tuition increases for the state’s eight public universities at its meeting in Jackson May 17. The proposed increases average $309 per year. The matter will be brought back to the board for possible final approval at the next board meeting. 

If approved, students at Ole Miss will see a $360 increase in resident tuition for the 2019 school year. 

Proposed tuition increases by university. Photo courtesy of The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.

“Students come to Mississippi Public Universities with expectations of receiving a quality education that will prepare them well for the future,” said Dr. Glenn Boyce, Commissioner of Higher Education. “It is incumbent upon us to ensure that the appropriate measures are taken to meet those expectations. Universities must have the resources necessary to provide quality programs, faculty, services and facilities.”

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