- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi’s College Board approved the top five construction priorities of the state’s universities Thursday for the Legislature’s consideration when it meets in 2016. Overall, the projects would cost $551 million, far above what university leaders expect to receive in state bond money. Here’s the total amount requested for each institution, as well as the top two projects for each:

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Alcorn State University

Total for top five projects: $50.9 million.

Top projects: 1. Faculty/staff housing $10 million; 2. Disability modifications, $10.1 million.

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Alcorn State agriculture units

Total for top five projects: $6.2 million.

Top projects: 1. Disadvantaged farmers and ranchers policy center: $1.25 million; 2. Child development center, $2.5 million

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Delta State University

Total for top five projects: $26.4 million.

Top projects: 1. Zeigel Hall renovations, $6.6 million; 2. Walter Sillers Coliseum renovation, $6.2 million.

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Jackson State University

Total for top five projects: $63 million.

Top projects: 1. College of Education & Human Development, $12.5 million; 2. School of Social Work, $20 million.

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Mississippi State University

Total for top five projects: $88.8 million.

Top projects: 1. Music department building, $14 million; Kinesiology building, $30 million.

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Mississippi State Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine

Total for top five projects: $36.6 million.

Top projects: 1. Food science, nutrition and health promotion complex, $12.4 million; 2. Blackjack forest and wildlife research facility, $3.8 million.

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Mississippi University for Women

Total for top five projects: $23 million.

Top projects: 1. General campus renovations, $5.7 million; 2. Demonstration school renovation, $7.1 million

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Mississippi Valley State University

Total for top five projects: $44.8 million.

Top projects: 1. Fire sprinklers, $2.3 million; 2. Edna Horton Residence Hall renovation, $7 million.

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University of Mississippi

Total for top five projects: $102 million.

Top projects: 1. Wastewater treatment facility expansion, $10 million; New science building, $40 million.

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University of Mississippi Medical Center

Total for top five projects: $18 million.

Top projects: 1. LED lighting upgrade, $3.4 million; 2. AHU operating room replacement, $2.8 million.

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University of Southern Mississippi

Total for top five projects: $66.2 million.

Top projects: 1. College of Health Greene Hall renovation, $4.5 million; 2. Johnson Science Tower renovation, $25 million.

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University of Southern Mississippi - Gulf Coast

Total for top five projects: $21.3 million

Top projects: 1. North campus master planning, $315,000; 2. Student resource center, $7.5 million.

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Educational Research Center (College Board headquarters in Jackson)

Total for top five projects: $3.8 million.

Top projects: 1. Campus electrical service replacement, $970,000; 2. Replace hot/chilled mechanical water lines, $500,000.

Source: College Board.

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