The Magic Number For Tuition Increases in Colorado? 8.7%
After CSU announced a tuition hike, CU is following suit.
At a regent’s meeting last week University of Colorado budget officials proposed an 8.7% increase for most in-state students, upping their annual tuition to $8,760.
The board won’t vote on the budget proposal – including the tuition increase – until later this spring.
Colorado State University proposed hiking their own tuition rates up by 8.79% for resident undergraduates last week.
According to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education’s 2012-2013 report [.pdf], the University of Colorado has raised undergraduate tuition rates by 36% in the last five years.
Colorado State University has raised tuition 55% over the same time frame and the University of Northern Colorado raised theirs by 38.6%.
Fort Lewis College had the largest increase, a staggering 68.7% higher tuition than just five years ago.
CSU’s has gone up 136 percent in the past ten years to $8,648.
University of Colorado In-State Tuition Increases Since 2008
- 2013-14: 8.7 percent (proposed)
- 2012-13: 5 percent
- 2011-12: 9.3 percent
- 2010-11: 8.9 percent
- 2009-10: 8.8 percent
- 2008-09: 9.3 percent