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Another community college raising its tuition next year

SUMMIT — The Southwest Mississippi Community College board of trustees has voted to raise tuition for the 2013-14 academic year. The move follows three other state community colleges’ recent decisions to raise tuition. “We haven’t raised tuition in three years. We felt like we needed a slight increase to maintain the quality in instruction,” SMCC […] [...]

Community college to graduate record number of students

MERIDIAN — Meridian Community College will graduate a record number of students for the Spring 2013 term. The Meridian Star reports 554 students will be awarded their Associate Degrees and certificates when commencement ceremonies are held tomorrow. MCC Dean of Student Services Soraya Welden said that brings MCC’s total number of graduates for the school […] [...]

Report shows higher ed graduation rate below 50 percent

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — At most Mississippi colleges and universities, fewer than half the first-time students graduate within six years. The University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University are among exceptions to the graduation rates found in the College Scorecards recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. Antonelli College-Jackson, Millsaps College and Mississippi College also […] [...]

Virtual college to use Instructure’s Canvas as learning platform

JACKSON — The Mississippi Community College Board and the state’s 15 community colleges recently selected Canvas by Instructure as the learning platform for the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC). This partnership marks the beginning of a five-year engagement with Instructure, a company in eLearning technology. Because Canvas runs in “the cloud,” MSVCC will recognize a cost savings of approximately […] [...]

House passes bill waiving out-of-state tuition at two-year schools

JACKSON — A bill that would allow Mississippi community and junior colleges to waive out-of-state tuition has passed the House. House Bill 317 would permit boards of trustees at community and junior colleges around the state to create policies that allow students to pay in-state tuition. The bill stipulates that the policies must be considered […] [...]

New Pell Grant rules hurting college enrollment

JACKSON — New regulations enacted by Congress in June have stripped Pell Grant eligibility from nearly 3,000 Mississippi students. According to a recently completed study of the impact of the new Pell Grant regulations on Mississippi two-year colleges, the changes led to lower enrollments for the fall 2012 semester at 14 of the state’s 15 […] [...]

Toyota, four community colleges form training partnership

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi and four community colleges are launching a partnership to train people for advanced manufacturing jobs. The Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program gives students the chance to take two days of classroom instruction in Belden and three days of hands-on experience at Toyota’s Blue Springs plant. Participants will take classes […] [...]

PEER reviews practices at community college; recommends changes

MOORHEAD — The Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) has released the results of a review of practices at Mississippi Delta Community College after receiving complaints of alleged mismanagement. PEER wrote: “On May 2, 2012, PEER received a complaint from two legislators (later joined by eight more) regarding allegations that had been […] [...]

Nabors named eighth president of community college

MOORHEAD — Mississippi Delta Community College has introduced Larry Nabors as its eighth president. The 56-year-old Nabors is currently the executive vice president at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Nabors visited with staff and students on the Moorhead campus of the two-year school on Wednesday. He will work with Interim […] [...]

Company lands more than 50 colleges, universities as clients

JACKSON — Bomgar, a provider of secure remote support IT solutions, has added more than 50 colleges and universities as new customers in 2012. In total, more than 500 education institutions have deployed Bomgar’s remote support solution, according to the Jackson-based firm. The list of new higher education customers so far this year includes the […] [...]

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