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MACJC FY 2012 Legislative Recommendations. Dr. Clyde Muse MACJC Legislative Chair Hinds Community College President. Topics for Discussion. MACJC Mission and Vision Community College Performance MACJC Legislative Priorities Mid-Level Funding Capital Improvements Dropout Recovery

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Macjc fy 2012 legislative recommendations

MACJC FY 2012 Legislative Recommendations

Dr. Clyde Muse

MACJC Legislative Chair

Hinds Community College President


Topics for discussion
Topics for Discussion

  • MACJC Mission and Vision

  • Community College Performance

  • MACJC Legislative Priorities

    • Mid-Level Funding

    • Capital Improvements

    • Dropout Recovery

  • Equity in Funding

  • Economic Necessity of Education


Mississippi community colleges
Mississippi Community Colleges

“There is no fabric of success in the state of Mississippi without the community colleges woven into it.”

Dr. Marty Wiseman

Stennis Institute for Government

Mississippi State University


Macjc mission
MACJC Mission…

Our mission is to empower Mississippians to realize their full potential through world-class education and training which results in an enhanced quality of life for individuals, communities and the state.  


Macjc vision
MACJC Vision

The measures of success for the citizens of Mississippi will be substantially improved through access and opportunity to higher education. Through our commitment to quality, affordable programs and services, students will become more productive citizens.


Mississippi community colleges who we serve
Mississippi Community CollegesWho we serve..

  • More than 250,000 Mississippians in credit and non-credit programs, including:

    • 102,000 individuals in Workforce Training

    • 20,000 in Adult Basic Education/GED


Mississippi community colleges who we serve1
Mississippi Community CollegesWho we serve..

  • Workforce Training

    • Served 559 companies and businesses

    • Conducted 18,600 workforce training classes


Mississippi community colleges who we serve2
Mississippi Community CollegesWho we serve…

  • 88,800 credit students*

  • 74 percent of all college FRESHMEN in MS public institutions of higher learning

  • 58 percent of all UNDERGRADUATES in MS public institutions of higher learning

  • 97 percent Mississippi residents

    *Fall 2010 preliminary enrollment


Mississippi community colleges how we ve grown
Mississippi Community CollegesHow we’ve grown…

  • Mississippi Virtual Community College, 15-college consortium, earn AA degree totally online.


Ms public colleges and universities fall 2010 credit enrollment rankings
MS Public Colleges and UniversitiesFall 2010 Credit Enrollment Rankings*

  • Mississippi State University 19,644

  • University of Mississippi (& UMMC) 19,536

  • University of Southern Mississippi 15,778

  • Hinds Community College 13,600

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 10,415

  • Northwest Mississippi Community College 8,756

  • Jackson State University 8,689

    *Preliminary 10th day of classes


Average tuition fees comparison
Average Tuition & Fees Comparison

  • The Best Value - Affordability


Fy 2012 priority 1 mid level funding
FY 2012 Priority #1Mid-Level Funding

  • Provide community college per student state funding that is midway between per student state funding for K-12 and regional public universities


Distribution of fy 2011 educational funding
Distribution of FY 2011 Educational Funding


Mid level funding
Mid-Level Funding

  • $2,288 per student increase to achieve MLF

  • FY 2012 Request: $67,028,500, which is one-half of the total amount needed to achieve Mid-Level Funding


Midpoint salaries
Midpoint Salaries

FY 2012: $4,618 or 9.52 Percent

Differencebetween CJC Average Salary and MidPoint Salary Estimate

One-third of newly appropriated dollars will be directed to salaries.


Fy 2012 priority 2 capital improvements
FY 2012 Priority #2 Capital Improvements

  • $185,608,230

  • Five-Year MACJC Capital Improvement Plan, submitted to the Legislature each year since 2005.

  • One-half of the funds to be distributed equally and the balance to be distributed based on enrollment


Fy 2012 priority 3 dropout recovery
FY 2012 Priority #3 Dropout Recovery

  • Provide the same level of state support per ABE/GED student as students enrolled in regular college level programs

    • $14,259,000 = 3,500 dropouts served at

      FTE value of $4,074


Dropout recovery
Dropout Recovery

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

  • 14,000 new dropouts 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 100 000 special appropriation
Dropout Recovery$100,000 Special Appropriation

  • 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


Adult basic education
Adult Basic Education

  • ABE and GED Preparation

    • Served 21,000 students in FY 2010

      GED Testing - Conducted by CJC


Fy 2012 other legislative requests
FY 2012Other Legislative Requests

  • Endorse the State Board for Community and

    Junior College request to rename the agency

    “Mississippi Community College Board”

  • Endorse a separate $10 million bond bill to

    fund the construction and furnishing of a new headquarters building for the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges



Mississippi community colleges1

Mississippi Community Colleges

Fiscally Conservative

High Performing

Accountable

The best institutions that build their reputations on the backs of the students they serve and the workers they produce.


Mississippi community colleges2

Mississippi Community Colleges

Yet,

a funding inequity continues.


Educational enrollments fy 2011 compared to fy 2000
Educational EnrollmentsFY 2011 compared to FY 2000



State support per student fy 2011 compared to fy 2000
State Support Per StudentFY 2011 compared to FY 2000



Mississippi community colleges3
Mississippi Community 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 of our state.


Per capita income 2008
Per Capita Income2008

United States $40,166

Mississippi $30,383

Source: Rural Policy Research Institute (Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Commerce)


Education and the economy mississippi s economic gap with america
Education and the Economy: Mississippi’s Economic GapWith America

Southern Education Foundation May 21, 2009


Mississippi Education

Stops Too Early For Too Many

Southern Education Foundation May 21, 2009


Mississippi community colleges4
Mississippi Community Colleges

  • In Mississippi, there are more people in prison than people who earned a college degree this past year.

  • An investment in community colleges offers the best return in terms of life-long productivity.


Fy 2012 macjc legislative recommendations endorsed by
FY 2012 MACJC Legislative Recommendations Endorsed by …

  • 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

  • Community College Student VOICES Organization


Community colleges are the fastest growing segment of education

Community colleges are the fastest growing segment of education.

The bridge to a better job, a better life.


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