On Wednesday, the MSSU Board of Governors raised tuition and approved three new academic programs

At their meeting on Wednesday afternoon, the Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin raised tuition and approved three new academic programs. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

The MSSU Board of Governor’s approved the additions of a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre, and a Master of Arts in Teaching degrees. The programs are now awaiting approval by the Higher Learning Commission and the Missouri Department of Education and Workforce Development. The Board also approved tuition increases that will go into effect this fall.

Chair of Southern’s Board of Governor’s Alison Hershewe calling for a motion to approve tuition increases at Wednesday’s meeting. “Governor’s Hailey’s made a motion about the tuition, is there a second or any questions. Second by Governor Gibson, and those in favor. ‘Aye’ Opposed. The motion about tuition has passed.” In-state tuition will increase by 10 dollars per credit hour to $258.73. Out-of-state students will have to pay $32 more per credit hour, or $529.86. Costs for Graduate students were unchanged.

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