Tennessee colleges to see lowest tuition hike in years

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:00pm

Tennessee college students will see a lower increase in tuition thanks to improved state funding.

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations this week recommended increases of 3 percent for each of the state's 13 community colleges and 1.4 to 6 percent for the Regents' six universities.

The full Board of Regents will vote on the recommendations on June 21.

The recommendations are lower than recent years because of budget allocations recommended by Gov. Bill Haslam and approved by the General Assembly that provided increased general operating dollars for higher education for the first time in more than a decade.

2 Comments on this post:

By: Libertine on 6/6/13 at 11:12

Why would spending increase faster than the rate of inflation at schools if state funding was increased?

By: govskeptic on 6/7/13 at 6:42

A 6% increase at some schools is still outrageous. Please add up the increases
year by year for the last 15 years and see what a whopper that number is compared
to any other measurements of relevance. At the same time this cost is skyrocketing
the starting pay of 90% of the graduates keeps dropping yearly. Oh, to be a college
professor with tenure, lots of pay and benefits, and be allowed a large consultant
job or grant recipient to study the sex habits of fruit flys for extra income as well!