Archive for May, 2012

Defunding Higher Education

May 12, 2012

Tuition at Mississippi State University will increase 7.9% for the 2012-13 academic year. This represents an increase from $5,805 per year in 2011-12 to $6,264 in 2012-13 for in-state undergraduate students.

Broadly speaking, this can be seen as part of a larger trend toward the defunding of higher education. For example, in the fiscal year 2000, 56% of Mississippi public university budgets came from state appropriations, while 32% came from tuition dollars. In 2012, 57% came from tuition dollars and 37% came from state appropriations.

Source: Gregory, N. (2012, May 10). College students face tuition hike. Starkville Daily News. Page 1.