MGCCC To Raise Tuition Costs

For the first time in four years, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students will see an increase in their tuition.
Students will see their tuition price increase by $250.
Mary Graham, President of MGCCC, said, “Our philosophy is that we would rather not increase incrementally each year. We’d rather wait and do that on an as needed basis.”
Some additional programs students will see in the fall include a partner program with Mississippi State University where students can earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering. MGCCC also plans on expanding its transitions academy, which allows student who did not earn a high school diploma or GED to obtain one and learn a trade such as welding or child care. 70 % of the college’s budget goes toward teacher salaries and administration says quality educators are key to ensuring their students get the best education they can off.
But, do students think this $250 tuition hike is a lot? Natasha Taylor, an MGCCC student, says, “Compared to universities, no. Universities increase a lot from what I’ve heard, so this increase is not too, too drastic for me.”

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