Most Mississippi community colleges raise fees

Tuition at Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges will rise almost 7% on average this fall.

Thirteen of the independently governed schools will raise charges on students this fall…

…The increases come as state funding to community colleges falls 2 percent in the budget beginning July 1. The decrease of $5 million cuts state aid to $258 million. That remains below the level required by state law.

Tuition continues to rise faster than inflation and incomes.