College Board OKs five schools to raise tuition

By Jeff Amy

Associated Press

JACKSON – Tuition is likely to be headed up at five of Mississippi’s eight public universities.

The College Board gave preliminary approval to tuition plans for the next two academic years Thursday. The board must vote a second time before the plan becomes final.

Average in-state tuition and fees would rise 2.8 percent to $6,509 in fall 2014. In 2015, average tuition would rise 3 percent to $6,703.

The plans would push tuition above $7,000 a year at the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Delta State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Mississippi University for Women plan no increases over the next two years.

Alcorn State University and Jackson State University would also raise tuition, but by smaller percentages than Ole Miss and MSU.

  • Kevin

    “The plans would push tuition above $7,000 a year at the University of
    Mississippi, Mississippi State University and the University of Southern
    Mississippi.”

    What a rip off! The model for the state college system is so out of date it’s ridiculous. If any parents want to send their kids to college to get an education, then they should forgo any large state universities (unless they’re Michigan, Cal-Berkeley, UT-Austin, or UNC) because state universities are only self-perpetuating behemoths that care little about training undergraduates for the workforce or life. Parents should either consider teaching colleges (Rice, Tulane, Millsaps, Spring Hill, Fordham, etc) or trade school for their kids.