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PRCC named one of 50 best community colleges in America

POPLARVILLE – A higher education-career website has ranked Pearl River Community College the 28th best community college in the country. TheBestSchools.org selected the 50 best community colleges in the U.S. based on a comparison of several studies and ratings of community colleges as well as the college’s reputation and review of a large number of […] [...]

LaForge to get back in office after vacation accident

CLEVELAND — Delta State University president Bill LaForge says his doctors have given him a clean bill of health, and he will be back at work next week. DSU spokeswoman Michelle Roberts said Friday that LaForge will attend a Delta State alumni meeting next Thursday in Jackson, then will return to campus in Cleveland. During […] [...]

State board ensures college programs are meeting workforce needs

Seven years ago the State Workforce Investment Board was established with a mission to help ensure a viable, well-trained workforce for Mississippi. The board is made up of a diverse group representing the various private sectors and public entities, especially public education, and works in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Jay Moon, […] [...]

University Research Center updates socio-economic handbook

JACKSON — The University Research Center recently updated the online data resource, the Mississippi Handbook of Selected Data, which contains maps, graphs and tables displaying socio-economic data relevant for Mississippi. Last updated in 2002, the handbook is published exclusively on the web and features an interactive table of contents for ease of navigating through the […] [...]

Treasurer Fitch: Prepaid tuition program won’t reopen until 2014

JACKSON — Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch says it now appears that sometime in 2014 will be the earliest that the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan will reopen for additional enrollments. Like most investors, the plan had an excellent first quarter in the stock market. That could cut its projected shortfall. But the board that […] [...]

Report: State’s teacher education programs ‘mediocre at best’

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A group pushing for changes in how the nation trains teachers says Mississippi’s teacher training programs are mediocre at best. The report is from the National Council on Teacher Quality, and is backed by Mississippi groups pushing for educational improvements. However, leaders of some colleges of education say the council’s report either […] [...]

Most two-year schools asking more tuition this fall

JACKSON — Tuition will rise at 11 of Mississippi’s 15 public community colleges this fall, with average tuition for two semesters (fall and spring) rising about 6 percent to $2,376. Here are the rates that each college has approved or has projected to the state Community College Board, as well as the percentage change from […] [...]

Scientists studying cancer in dogs; could lead to new treatments humans

STARKVILLE — A group of veterinarians at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, work that will likely also advance knowledge of human cancer. MSU scientists said there is little difference between cancerous tumors found in dogs and humans, and the opportunity to help both human and […] [...]

MSU cyber operations education earns federal designation

STARKVILLE — The National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command have designated Mississippi State University as a Center of Academic Excellence in cyber operations. The certification comes after a rigorous, two-year application process by faculty in the departments of computer science and engineering (CSE) and electrical and computer engineering (ECE). David A. Dampier, a professor […] [...]

Study: Coast county created 4,000 jobs in half-decade

JACKSON COUNTY — A University of Southern Mississippi economic study shows that nearly 4,000 new jobs have been created in the Jackson County area in the last five years because of local companies’ investments. The figures were released by the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation. The Mississippi Press reports the study estimates the jobs carry […] [...]

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