Mississippi Public Universities
Legislative Relations

Funding Request
The FY 2015 IHL funding request reflects a 4.41% increase over FY 2014, for a total request of $752.6 million. The request includes $385.4 million for on- and off- campus education, including $20.4 million in Ayers Settlement funding; $37.7 million in student financial aid; $195.8 million for the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and $133.7 million for the agricultural units and other institutes and centers.

The University System is actively engaged in the effort to increase the educational attainment level in Mississippi. Increasing the attainment level is important because workers with a bachelor's degree earn salaries that are more than 73% higher than workers with only a high school diploma. In addition to higher personal incomes, the benefits of higher education include more tax revenues, greater business investment, lower incarceration rates and more civic-minded citizens.

Mississippi Public Universities provide high-quality education, research and innovation that supports economic growth and opportunities that benefit all Mississippians in a very competitive environment. Keeping our state's brightest students in Mississippi requires the best faculty and support staff, sophisticated technology, and safe, well-kept facilities.

IHL Funding Request for FY 2015

Facilities Needs Request
The FY 2015 Facilities Needs Request includes $634.4 million for capital improvements.

IHL's eight campuses, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and 12 satellite centers include 1,631 buildings on more than 12,000 acres of land. These buildings include almost 33 million gross square feet and have a replacement value of more than $7.4 billion. Approximately 72 percent of all IHL buildings are more than 25 years old.

The Facilities Needs Request lists the top ten facilities needs for each institution in the order of priority as established by the university.

Facilities Needs Request for FY 2015