U of Colorado President Bruce Benson: State Funding Dropping, Tuition Remaining Affordable

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

University of Colorado President Bruce Benson told attendees at a Boulder campus town hall meeting today that as state funding drops, the university is keeping tuition rates reasonable.

Only three universities in the PAC-12 -- which CU is now a part of -- have lower tuition and fee rates than CU-Boulder, he said. They are the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and the University of Utah.

And, in the Big 10, only two schools have lower rates than CU-Boulder's $9,180 annual in-state tuition and fee rate, Benson said. In-state tuition rates for some California colleges have surpassed the $20,000 mark.

"I've never heard a complaint from parents that tuition at CU is too high," Benson said.

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