All 15 colleges in the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges system plan to resume traditional operations and classes on their campuses this fall, according to a statement issued June 10 by the MACC President’s Association.
Sixteen students enrolled in Mississippi State University’s Bachelor of Applied Science program this semester, even though MSU had barely promoted the brand-new degree track that launched in fall 2019.
Enrollment fell at Mississippi’s eight public universities and its 15 community colleges this fall, with universities declining for a second year from an all-time record in 2016. Community colleges fell for the eighth year in a row.
Enrollment this fall fell from an all-time high at Mississippi’s eight public universities and declined for the seventh straight year at the state’s 15 community colleges.
Community colleges across Mississippi are eliminating nearly 250 jobs for the upcoming year to close budget gaps, and five are dropping at least one intercollegiate sport.
Tuition and fees at Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges will rise by 13 percent this fall, with the average annual price exceeding $3,000 for the first time as schools try to offset state budget cuts.
Tuition and required fees will rise almost 7 percent on average this fall at Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges.
Enrollment has fallen at Mississippi’s 15 community colleges for the fifth year in a row, as an improving economy continues to push down the number of students.
Nine of Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges will raise charges on students this fall, with the average price of tuition and fees rising by 4 percent statewide.
A new structure for remedial courses at Mississippi’s 15 community colleges could help more students graduate more quickly.