Regents approve tuition increases

Ponca City Now - June 25, 2015 10:06 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have unanimously approved tuition and mandatory fee increases of about 5 percent at colleges and universities across the state.

The regents met Thursday in Oklahoma City to give final consideration to the increases, which already had been approved by the governing boards of the different university systems. The tuition hikes for undergraduate students range from 3.2 percent at Tulsa Community College to 5 percent at six different universities. The average increase was 4.8 percent, which equates to $227 per semester for a full-time undergraduate resident.

The increase at the University of Oklahoma is 4.8 percent, while the hike at Oklahoma State University is 4.5 percent.

Regents Chairman Mike Turpen praised university presidents for keeping the increases at 5 percent or less.


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