Thursday, June 17, 2004

And we're still cheaper 

MnSCU has approved tuition increases for state universities and technical colleges in Minnesota. Average full year tuition and fees at the four-year institutions will be $4,921, with SCSU charging $4,981. The technical and community colleges are $3,824. Systemwide, the state provides now about one-half of the system budget; at SCSU it's down to about 46%. Complaints on the news at the local newspaper suggest it's all a Republican plot, but the decline in state funding as a share of MnSCU expenditures is a long-run phenomenon.