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Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges. FY 2011 Legislative Recommendations. Community and Junior Colleges. The critical bridge…. between high school and the university between employers and workers between the low educational attainment

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Mississippi association of community and junior colleges

Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges

FY 2011

Legislative Recommendations


Community and junior colleges

Community and Junior Colleges

The critical bridge….

  • between high school and the university

  • between employers and workers

  • between the low educational attainment

    level of our citizens and the economic

    prosperity our state.


Mississippi association of community and junior colleges

Northwest

Northeast

Coahoma

Itawamba

Mississippi Delta

East Mississippi

Holmes

East Central

Meridian

Hinds

Jones

Copiah-Lincoln

Southwest

Mississippi Gulf Coast

Pearl River

15 colleges making higher education accessible and affordable to all.


Enrollment

Enrollment

  • 68 % of all freshmen in

    public and private institutions of

    higher learning are enrolled at

    community and junior colleges.

  • 51 % of all college undergraduates

    are enrolled at CJC

  • 97 % of all CJC credit students

    are Mississippians


Unprecedented enrollment gains

Unprecedented Enrollment Gains

  • Preliminary Fall 2009

    • 82,818 credit student

    • 13 % increase over previous fall

  • FY 09 Credit and Non-Credit

    • A quarter-million people served

    • 11 % of entire state population

    • 9.5 % increaseover previous year


Enrollment1

Enrollment

  • Career and Technical Programs

    • 19, 242 students in FY 09

    • 5,100 CTE graduates with certificate or degree and job-ready skills

    • Career and Technical programs ARE

      Workforce Training


Mississippi virtual cc 15 college consortium increasing access and opportunity

Mississippi Virtual CC15-College Consortium Increasing Access and Opportunity

  • Online Enrollment

    • Fall 2008       20,711

    • Fall 200925,246

    • 22% Increase

    • Gains are market-driven by learners who want

      24/7 access to higher education


Average yearly tuition and fees

Average Yearly Tuition and Fees

$4,742


Adult basic education

Adult Basic Education

  • ABE and GED Preparation Classes

    • Served 19,242 students in FY 09

      GED Testing - Conducted by CJC


Workforce training

Workforce Training

  • Trained 159,922 workers in FY09

  • Served 715 Mississippi companies

  • Conducted 19,095 workforce training

    classes

  • Issued 5,317 Career Readiness

    Certificates


Enrollment2

Enrollment

  • Higher Education Comparison


State funding

State Funding


Fy 2011 macjc legislative recommendations

FY 2011 MACJC Legislative Recommendations

Endorsed by:

  • Mississippi Association of

    Community and Junior Colleges

  • State Board for Community and Junior Colleges

  • Mississippi Community and Junior College Trustees

    Association

  • Mississippi Community and Junior College

    Inter-Alumni Association

  • Mississippi Faculty Association for

    Community and Junior Colleges


Top three funding priorities

TOP THREE FUNDING PRIORITIES


Mid level funding

MID-LEVEL FUNDING

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  • Priority #1

  • $64,704,536


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The Decline of State Funding


Mid level funding1

MID-LEVEL FUNDING

  • $2,287 – the additional per student state funding needed to achieve Mid-Level Funding


Mid point salaries

MID-POINT SALARIES


Mid point salaries1

MID-POINT SALARIES

  • $4,689 – difference between CJC Average Salary and Mid-Point

  • 9.75% – difference between CJC Average Salary and Mid-Point


Capital improvements

Capital Improvements

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  • Priority #2 $191,000,000


5 year macjc capital plan

5-Year MACJC Capital Plan

  • The CJC are requesting $191 million

    to support the plan in FY 2010.

    • $90.5 million to be distributed equally

      among the 15 institutions

    • The balance to be distributed based

      on enrollment


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Capital Improvements - $10 millionSBCJC Headquarters Building

  • Request endorsed by MACJC

  • SB 3083 granted property at University R&D

    Center to SBCJC

  • $2 million awarded in FY 2010 for pre-planning

  • Mississippi has a premier community college

    system that is recognized as a national model

    for strategic workforce development,

    distance learning andacademic preparation

    for university transfer.

  • Current economy is prime for lower construction

    costs


Dropout recovery

Dropout Recovery

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  • Priority # 3 $13,849,500

3,500* students x $3,957= $13,849,500

*One-fourth of the estimated annual high school dropout population


Dropout recovery a second chance

Dropout Recovery – A Second Chance

  • 400,000 working-age Mississippians without a high school diploma

  • 14,000 new dropout in Mississippi each year

  • Mississippi ranks 49th in the nation in the percentage of 18-24 year-olds with a high school diploma


Dropout recovery pilot effort 100 000 special appropriation per college in fy 09

Dropout Recovery – Pilot Effort$100,000 special appropriation per college in FY 09

  • Fast-Track GED preparation courses

  • Part-time ABE/GED recruiters

  • More GED test dates and GED examiners

  • First college class free for GED achievers

  • Scholarships for high-scoring GED achievers

  • GED test fee ($40)waivers

  • Gas cards to assist with transportation needs

  • Subject-area CRAM sessions for re-testers


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State Board for Community and Junior Colleges FY 2011 Request


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Ways Colleges are Handling 5% Cut

in FY 2010 Budgets

  • Hiring freeze

  • Delaying equipment and software purchases

  • Restricting travel, cutting out-of-state travel

  • Reducing utilities expenditures

  • 5% across the board cuts

  • Line item cuts as high as 20%

  • Reducing institutional scholarships

  • Deferring maintenance

  • Evaluating low-enrollment programs and planning

    for possible elimination of programs


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Being considered for anticipated

FY 2010 budget cuts

  • Tuition increases

  • Laying off personnel

  • Restricting enrollment in high-cost programs

  • Re-pricing (higher tuition and fees) for high cost

    programs such as nursing

  • Further reducing scholarships

  • Reducing services in programs that do not generate

    revenue, such as ABE and Workforce Training

  • Seeking external funding, private and federal, to

    support institutional goals


Community and junior colleges are the fastest growing segment of education

Community and junior colleges are the fastest growing segment of education.

We are the bridge to a better job, a better life.


American graduation initiative

AMERICAN GRADUATION INITIATIVE

Community colleges tasked with growing the

American Middle Class:

  • Emphasis on CC’s as Central to Achieving Nation’s

    Educational and Economic Goals

  • Each Citizen Should Obtain at Least One Year of

    Postsecondary Education

  • America to Regain World Leader Position in Higher

    Education Attainment by 2020

  • CCs to Graduate 5 Million More Students

    (degrees, certificates) by 2020


Mississippi association of community and junior colleges

Our people are of value.

Our efforts embody the

valuesof the state.

We are the best educational

value in Mississippi.


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