Out-of-state students will most likely not stay in the state of Mississippi post-graduation due to lack of large cities and long-term job opportunities. Investing in Mississippi students will build that infrastructure and provide opportunities appealing to out-of-state residents.
How do we get there?
Investing in the younger generations is investing in the future. If Ole Miss can provide support in increasing education (pre-college) to the people of Mississippi, then more Mississippians will attend the university and then reside and work in Mississippi post-graduation. This will benefit the community.