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Mississippi Public University Tuition Increases

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Jackson - Tuition and fees would rise at Mississippi's public universities in fall 2014 and fall 2015 if the College Board approves. Across the eight schools, Mississippi residents will see average tuition for two semesters (fall and spring) go up by an average of 2.8 percent to $6,509 in fall 2014. Rates for certain professional programs will go up by different amounts. Here are the 2014-2015 rates proposed for each university, as well as the percentage change from the current academic year:
Alcorn State: $6,200, up 1.5 percent.
Delta State: $6,012, no change.
Jackson State: $6,602, up 4 percent.
Mississippi State: $7,140, up 5.4 percent (includes a $50-a-semester facilities charge).
Mississippi University for Women: $5,640, no change (includes a $50-a-semester facilities charge).
Mississippi Valley State: $5,916, no change.
University of Mississippi: $7,096, up 5 percent (includes a $50-a-semester facilities charge approved in November).
University of Mississippi Medical Center: $6,996, up 5 percent.
University of Southern Mississippi: $6,980, up 3.5 percent.
Source: College Board

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