The University of Missouri Board of Curators approved a 5% tuition increase for undergraduates at all four universities. However, even with the increase, which amounts to between $14.20 and $17.30 per credit hour, tuition at UM institutions remain lower than institutions in surrounding states. Tuition increases at the University of Missouri-Columbia over the last 10 years are the lowest in the nation compared to the 49 other flagship universities.

“We are very aware of the effect of tuition increases on our students and have worked very hard over the past two years to keep the costs of college under control at University of Missouri institutions,” said Jon Sundvold, chair of the UM Board of Curators. “While we appreciate the excellent financial support we have received from the state, we must take this action to ensure that students are receiving the best education possible and have access to opportunities – such as undergraduate research projects, study abroad programs, hands-on learning classrooms and the latest technology – that will enhance their ability to be successful in their chosen fields.”

~ Read the rest in today’s Journal ~