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Fall tuition to be higher at most of state's community colleges

collegeACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tuition will rise at nine of Mississippi’s 15 public community colleges this fall, with average tuition for two semesters (fall and spring) rising about 4 percent to $2,476.

Here are the rates each college has approved or proposed to the state Community College Board, as well as the percentage change from the 2013-2014 academic year:

— Coahoma: $2,300, unchanged

— Copiah-Lincoln: $2,550, 8.5 percent

— East Central: $2,210, unchanged

— East Mississippi: $2,606, 0.2 percent

— Hinds: $2,500, 10.6 percent

— Holmes: $2,288, unchanged

— Itawamba: $2,400, 9.1 percent

— Jones: $2,722, unchanged

— Meridian: $2,314, unchanged

— Mississippi Delta: $2,520, 2.9 percent

— Mississippi Gulf Coast: $2,492, 0.8 percent

— Northeast Mississippi: $2,322, unchanged

— Northwest Mississippi: $2,550, 13.3 percent

— Pearl River: $2,750, 9.6 percent

— Southwest Mississippi: $2,620, 9.2 percent

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