Northeast transfers boast highest GPA

By NEMS Daily Journal

BOONEVILLE – Students from Northeast Mississippi Community College had the highest grade-point average of any of the state’s community colleges after transferring to a state university.
A report on Program Performance Indicators and Measures recently released by the Mississippi Community College Board shows Northeast transfer students in the 2012 academic year had an average GPA of 3.22, tops among student transfers from Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges and above the overall university average of 3.08.
“Our faculty deserve a tremendous amount of credit for this achievement,” Northeast President Dr. Johnny L. Allen said, “but this is something in which we all should take great pride. We have recruited and retained students who are motivated to do well in the classroom.”