Highest tuition increases



Protests at UC Berkeley over tuition increases. Photo by MCT Campus.

There has been some concern on campus lately that tuition will raise sky-high and some may not be able to afford their education anymore. However, Kent State University’s tuition increases are capped at 3.5%, meaning the increase in fees will never be as high as some of the schools featured below.

  1. Western Michigan University‘s tuition was increased by 7.4 percent for the 2010-11 school year, making tuition for a full time undergraduate anywhere from $9,006-$9,864 a year. When WMU’s Board of Trustees voted on the tuition increase, one trustee voted against the tuition hikes and another said the 7.4 percent increase wasn’t high enough.
  2. Clemson University in South Carolina raised tuition $830 a year, or 7.5 percent, for in-state students and $2,032, or 8 percent, for out-of-state students. Tuition now costs $12,346 and $27,858, respectively.
  3. For 2011-12, Iona College in New Rochelle, New York is increasing both undergraduate and graduate fees by close to 5 percent. Full time undergraduate tuition will be $28,192.
  4. In-state undergraduates at the University of Delaware are paying $9,040 for the 2010-11 school year. Out-of-state undergrads are paying $24,240, $2,000 more than the previous year.
  5. Probably the most notable tuition increase was the University of California‘s rise of 32 percent for the 2010-11 year. Fortunately, the tuition is only increasing by 8 percent for 2011-12, and there will be expanded financial aid for low-and-middle-income California students.

What is the highest tuition increase you’ve ever heard of, seen or had to pay?