higher education

Cape College Center / Cape College Center

The Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education will be known as Cape College Center now. The advisory committee approved the new name on October 6.

Cape College Center is made up of three institutions which includes Southeast Missouri State University, Mineral Area College and Three Rivers College. The partnership allows students to earn an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Arts degree. Students can also work on their general education studies.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says a staff survey of 440 colleges and universities regarding campus sexual assaults has found that 41 percent of those responding “have not conducted a single investigation in five years” despite allegations by possible victims.

That finding is disturbing, McCaskill told reporters Wednesday because it means those colleges "are saying there are zero instances of sexual assault, which is hard to believe."

Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has named Randy Dunn as the university's next president.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) says next year he's going to propose a Higher Education budget that's "substantially" higher that it's been in recent years.

Nixon made that promise Monday to a group of Higher Education officials meeting in Jefferson City, though he won't say yet how high his proposed budget hike will be.  He also suggested that his higher budget proposal could be rendered moot if this year's failed income tax cut legislation is revived next year.

Southeast To Increase Student Fees

May 11, 2013
Southeast Missouri State University's Academic Hall
Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University students will have to pay a little bit more for classes next year.

The university’s Board of Regents approved a fee increase at Saturday’s meeting of $3.75 per credit hour for in-state undergraduate students. That’s a 1.7% increase, which amount to about $56 per semester for a typical full time student.

Under state law, the maximum amount a university can increase tuition is the change in the Consumer Price Index. Vice President Kathy Mangels said this increase was just below CPI.