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Mississippi pushes former students to finish college degrees

By JEFF AMY
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi officials will target as many as 158,000 students who have completed some college courses, but no degree, under a new program encouraging them to go back to school.

The state will launch a Complete 2 Compete website on June 26 urging people to finish community college or university degrees.

College Board trustees gave preliminary approval Thursday to a framework that will allow Mississippi's eight public universities to develop adult degree completion programs for students. Those programs will target people who have earned more than three years' worth of credit but have been out of school for more than two years.

Gov. Phil Bryant, who supports the effort, says a better-qualified workforce would help the state's economy and raise incomes.

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