IHL commissioner talks innovations to help jump-start state

JACKSON – Mississippi’s commissioner of higher education said the state is lagging the rest of the nation in terms of college graduates not because Mississippians are not going to college, but because they are not obtaining their degrees.

“We are the greatest access institutions – some of the best in the country,” said Glenn Boyce during a luncheon Monday. “That is not the issue. The issue is they don’t finish.

“And that is an enormous issue because they accumulate huge amounts of debt along the way and they can’t pay that debt back because they don’t have the credential to get the job they need.”

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