University Of Charleston Vows To Cut Tuition Rates By 22 Percent

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The University of Charleston will slash tuition rates by 22 percent next year in an effort to bolster enrollment.

The tuition decrease is one of several changes that UC President Ed Welch and a committee of stakeholders at the private school have been considering.  

In an economic climate that caused public colleges and universities across the state to increase tuition last summer, Welch said he realized that the move to decrease UC's $25,000 yearly tuition to $19,500 was a bold move.

"It's a gutsy thing to do, but we know it's the right thing to do," Welch said.

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