Mississippi community college fees rise 7 percent on average

ACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Tuition will rise at 13 of Mississippi’s 15 public community colleges this fall, with average tuition for two semesters rising almost 7 percent to $2,748.

Here are the rates each college has approved, as well as the percentage change from the 2015-2016 academic year:

– Coahoma: $2,670, 6.8 percent

– Copiah-Lincoln: $2,730, unchanged

– East Central: $2,330, 4.5 percent

– East Mississippi: $2,840, unchanged

– Hinds: $2,840, 9.2 percent

– Holmes: $2,740, 16.1 percent

– Itawamba: $2,600, 8.3 percent

– Jones: $3,000, 10.2 percent

– Meridian: $2,514, 8.6 percent

– Mississippi Delta: $2,620, 4 percent

– Mississippi Gulf Coast: $3,040, 1.6 percent

– Northeast Mississippi: $2,702, 11.6 percent

– Northwest Mississippi: $2,800, 9.8 percent

– Pearl River: $2,990, 8.7 percent

– Southwest Mississippi: $2,800, 2.9 percent

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Source: Mississippi Community College Board

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