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.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory shows no signs of backing down in the face of the federal government’s deadline today to declare he won’t enforce the new state law limiting protections for LGBT people — defiance that could risk funding for the state’s university system and lead to a protracted legal battle.
North Carolina’s prized public universities could be the biggest losers as state leaders defend a new law limiting the rights of LGBT people.
Some state lawmakers said Tuesday that Mississippi needs separate boards to govern each of its eight public universities, citing a controversial decision by the College Board to dismiss University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones.
Four of Mississippi’s public universities are likely to begin charging student activity fees this fall, moving further away from the state’s one-time policy of tuition including all charges.
Mississippi’s public universities are likely to have less money to spend on capital projects in the state’s 2016 budget year, under projections the universities agreed to with lawmakers in 2013.
State senators specifically allocated almost $85 million in bonds to Mississippi’s public universities and junior colleges Wednesday with legislation that, if signed into law, will fund renovations to Mississippi State University’s and Mississippi University for Women’s libraries.
The board that oversees state-run universities in Mississippi says it needs more money to complete the transition to a new formula for dispensing funds to the state’s eight public universities.
Each winter and spring, as graduates file into arenas for commencement exercises at colleges and universities across the country, we are awed by select group of graduates whose achievements stand apart from their peers.
JACKSON — Tuition is likely to be headed up at five of Mississippi’s eight public universities. The College Board gave preliminary approval to tuition plans