Tuition increases capped at 4.6 to 6.1 percent for Kentucky schools
Kentucky’s public universities and colleges will be limited to tuition increases that range between 4.6 percent and 6.1 percent next school year for in-state undergraduate students, the Council on Postsecondary Education decided Tuesday.
The state’s two research universities, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, can increase tuition no more than 5 percent this fall. The state’s regional universities received a “common dollar increase” of $432 annually. That means Western Kentucky University will see the smallest tuition change, at 4.65 percent, while Kentucky State University’s tuition will go up 5.9 percent.
Council members approved a $9 per credit hour ceiling for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, which is about a 6.1 percent change.
The council also approved a proposal by Murray State University that would raise the average tuition by 5.7 percent, but first-time freshmen and new transfer students would pay 10.4 percent more than last year. Tuition for all returning students would go up by no more than 5 percent.