Tuition at Utah’s colleges and universities to increase by average of 3.7 percent

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ST. GEORGE, Utah — The Utah State Board of Regents voted to approve a system-wide tuition increase for the 2016-2017 academic school year Friday, and the average increase for the state’s public colleges and universities is 3.7 percent.

According to a press release from the Utah System of Higher Education, the number represents the second-lowest average increase since 1999. The measure passed during a meeting at Dixie State University in St. George.

The press release states the increase is 3.5 percent at six of the eight public institutions of higher education in Utah. The increase at University of Utah is 3.9 percent and Dixie State University will see the largest bump at 5 percent.

“Students are our highest concern,” said David Buhler, Commissioner of Higher Education. “We want to keep tuition as low as possible while providing them a high-quality education. The Board of Regents and institutional presidents have worked hard to ensure the cost of college remains affordable so that the dream of a college education remains accessible to all Utahns.”

The press release notes Utah has the third-lowest average tuition rates for public universities in the nation.


  • west Martin

    I know those who make increase in tuition are those who get good pay and it doesn’t affect their kids since they can afford and only poor from poor families will be affected.

  • bob of all bobs

    Pure greed from the University and College. Getting to the point that higher education isn’t worth the ridiculous price since a lot of graduates either can’t find work or they end up making just as much money as someone without a degree who spent just as much time at their job as the graduates spent in school.
    Just learn a good trade. Plumbers, electrician, Auto Repair are always in high demand

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