Regents Approves Tuition Increases

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

At a meeting held today at Salt Lake Community College’s Miller Campus, the State Board of Regents approved new increases for tuition at Utah’s colleges and universities.

The average total tuition increase for an undergraduate Utah resident, system wide averages 5.6% in annual tuition for 15 credit hours. That makes this year’s increase the lowest in more than a decade.

When compared to institutions in surrounding states, on average, tuition is lower at Utah’s colleges and universities.

“Higher education saw a budget increase from the Legislature this year for the first time since 2008. Still, Utah’s colleges and universities need to raise tuition in order to fund the institution’s portion of employee compensation and meet the demand of enrollment growth,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Bill Sederburg.

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