College Board Approves Tuition Hikes

The Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning has approved tuition increases between 4.5 and 9 percent at Mississippi’s eight public universities. The vote was unanimous.

According to business plans presented to the College Board, tuition revenue will only make up about 36 percent of the budget shortfalls projected through fiscal year 2013.

Officials say Institutions will address about $116.1 million of the expected $182.5 million shortfall in state appropriations through cuts, efficiencies and enrollment growth.

Board members and Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds made it clear that the increases would be flexible depending on state appropriations.

“It is our hope that what was approved today is a worst-case scenario; if we do not see cuts this deep, we can reduce the increases,” Bounds said.

Resident Tuition Increases:
Institution

Alcorn State University
FY 2011 8%
FY 2012 8%

Delta State University
FY 2011 9%
FY 2012 9%

Jackson State University
FY 2011 9%
FY2012 9%

Mississippi State University
FY2011 6%
FY 2012 6.3%

Mississippi University for Women
FY 2011 5%
FY 2012 5%

Mississippi Valley State University
FY 2011 4.5%
FY 2012 4.5%

University of Mississippi
FY 2011 6.5%
FY 2012 6.5%

Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center
FY 2011 6.5%
FY2012 6.5%

University of Southern Mississippi
FY 2011 7%
FY 2012 7%

Non-resident students:

Alcorn State University
FY 2011 8%
FY 2012 8%

Delta State University
FY 2011 9%
FY 2012 9%

Jackson State University
FY 2011 9%
FY 2012 9%

Mississippi State University
FY 2011 6%
FY 2012 6.3%

Mississippi University for Women
FY 2011 5%
FY 2012 5%

Mississippi Valley State University
FY 2011 4.5%
FY 2012 4.5%

University of Mississippi
FY 2011 6.5%
FY 2012 6.5%

Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center
FY 2011 6.5%
FY 2012 6.5%

University of Southern Mississippi
FY 2011 0%
FY 2012 0%


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