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JCJC looks to improve its services despite state budget cuts

ELLISVILLE, Miss. - There has been a 13% increase in tuition and fees for Mississippi community and junior colleges.

The average annual price exceeds $3,000 for the first time ever.

With these state budget cuts, JCJC is doing everything in its power to make sure its services will provide students with the best education.

JCJC President, Jesse Smith said, "What we decided to do with the increase in the tuition is to ensure that each incoming freshman would have an advisor. Of course outstanding faculty, but most importantly, an academic coach. The academic coach is going to ensure that they have these skills and that students are on track and on time and see the success in their path."

Smith said he is anticipating nearly 5,000 students being enrolled at the college this upcoming fall.



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