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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 the 2012-2013 academic year: — ...

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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 president Dr. Steve Bishop said. ...

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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 year — summer, fall and ...

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Two more jucos announce fall tuition increase

BOONEVILLE and FULTON — Northeast Mississippi Community College and Itawamba Community College are raising their tuition fees for the fall semester. They join Copiah-Lincoln Community College, which earlier this week announced a tuition increase. Northeast President Johnny L. Allen said in a statement that the increase was the first since 2010. Allen said while the move was necessary as it ...

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Community college raising tuition next fall

MCCOMB — Copiah-Lincoln Community College will increase tuition beginning with classes this fall. The Daily Leader reports the Copiah-Lincoln board approved the increases this past week in a $25 million budget. President Ronnie Nettles says fulltime tuition will increase $125 per semester to $1,100. Nettles says out of state fees are increasing from $900 to $1,000 per semester. He says few ...

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Coahoma CC goes outside to find new president

CLARKSDALE — Valmadge Towner of Marks has been named the next president of Coahoma Community College. College trustees chose Towner, selecting him over two internal candidates, vice president of academic affairs Rosetta Howard and vice president of student affairs Gregory Hudson. Towner, director of pupil services for the DeSoto County school district, graduated from Coahoma and once served as trustee. ...

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Officials readying to cut ribbon on hospitality training center

GULFPORT — After a decade of planning, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College officials will cut the ribbon Friday on the nearly 51,000-square-foot Hospitality and Resort Management Center. MGCCC president Mary Graham tells The Sun Herald the state-of-the-art facility will provide a hands-on learning environment for students. The community college plans to work with Coast hospitality and resort industries to provide ...

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College, university partner on water quality initiative

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Representatives from Pearl River Community College (PRCC) and Mississippi State University (MSU) met recently with state and federal environmental and conservation officials at the MSU campus in Biloxi to discuss a partnership that will expand voluntary efforts to achieve water quality improvements along the Gulf Coast and train PRCC Honors Institute students to monitor water quality ...

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Hinds, The W cook up new culinary arts agreement

COLUMBUS and RAYMOND — A new partnership will allow those completing an associate’s degree in culinary arts at Hinds Community College to finish their four-year degree on the Jackson campus with Mississippi University for Women. The enhanced 2 Plus 2 program in culinary arts will provide a seamless transition to the baccalaureate degree and will serve students in the Jackson ...

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College-level casino courses could be offered at more schools

JACKSON — A bill headed to the governor would allow more of Mississippi’s public universities and community colleges to teach management, accounting or other courses specifically related to running casinos. The courses could be taught only in counties where casinos are legal — some areas along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast and in places with casinos run by ...

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