MnSCU to approve 3 percent tuition increase

Andrew Mannix

MnSCU’s Board of Trustees is expected to pass a 3 percent tuition hike Wednesday.  

According to the Star Tribune, via the AP: 

"MnSCU (MIHN’-skew) Chancellor James H. McCormick is recommending a budget in which college students would pay an average tuition of $4,200, or 2.8 percent more than this year. Students at its seven state universities would pay an average tuition of $5,800, or 3 percent more."

It’s not all good news, however. About 550 jobs are expected to be unfilled or eliminated by the end of the next fiscal year."

In other news, tuition increases at Minnesota private colleges this year are the lowest since 1978, where tuition is up an average of 4.8 percent, the Strib’s Jenna Ross reports. 

"Same goes nationwide, where tuition and fees are 4.3 percent more than last year. That’s the lowest bump since 1972, according to a survey of 350 schools by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities."