JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A report by the state College Board shows
tuition increases have caused a drop in enrollment among less
affluent students at Mississippi's eight public universities.
The report says that since 2002, the schools have enrolled 800
fewer students from families earning less than $75,000.
During the same period, enrollment has increased by 1,500 for
students from families earning more than $75,000.
State economist Phil Pepper says other factors could be
involved. He says he will continue to research the issue, but
"this suggests we are seeing a squeeze on some parents."
The College Board has increased tuition nine of the past 10
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal,
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