MnSCU Board Approves 10.9% Average Tuition Increase

Posted: July 18, 2001

Contact: Doug Anderson, doug.anderson@so.mnscu.edu, 651-201-1426

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees today approved a package of tuition increases for the 2001-2002 academic year ranging from 5 percent to 17.5 percent. The average increase is 10.9 percent or $249, bringing the average tuition to $2,541 for the school year.

Each of the 34 institutions proposed its own increase to the Board of Trustees, which voted today on the tuition increases as part of a $921 million budget for the current fiscal year. The budget was approved 13-2.

Tuition at the two-year state community and technical colleges will go up by an average of $241 or 11.2 percent for full-time students, resulting in an average annual tuition of $2,400.

The four-year state universities will increase tuition by an average of $279 or 10.0 percent next year, bringing the average tuition for full-time students to $3,070.

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is made up of 34 state universities, community colleges and technical colleges and serves about 216,500 students annually in credit-based courses. The system's projected 2000-2001 full-year-equivalent enrollment is 118,000 students.

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Minnesota State Colleges & Universities:
FY2002 Undergraduate Tuition for Full Time Student
(taking 30 credits)

Institution

FY2001 Annual Tuition

FY2002 Annual Tuition

$ Change

% Change

STATE COLLEGES

$2,168

$2,370

$203

9.3%

Anoka Hennepin TC

$2,190

$2,453

$263

12.0%

Anoka Ramsey CC

$2,186

$2,363

$177

8.1%

Central Lakes College

$2,151

$2,345

$194

9.0%

Century College

$2,184

$2,294

$110

5.0%

Dakota County TC

$2,192

$2,454

$263

12.0%

Fergus Falls CC

$2,148

$2,475

$327

15.2%

Fond du Lac Tribal & CC

$2,123

$2,333

$210

9.9%

Hennepin TC

$2,168

$2,340

$173

8.0%

Hibbing College

$2,088

$2,298

$210

10.1%

Inver Hills CC

$2,189

$2,473

$284

13.0%

Lake Superior College

$2,109

$2,310

$201

9.5%

Minneapolis College

$2,213

$2,483

$270

12.2%

Minnesota SC - Southeast Tech

$2,139

$2,396

$257

12.0%

Minnesota West College

$2,138

$2,483

$345

16.1%

Normandale CC

$2,243

$2,513

$270

12.0%

North Hennepin CC

$2,240

$2,508

$269

12.0%

Northeast Higher Ed District

Itasca CC

$2,148

$2,399

$251

11.7%

Mesabi Range College

$2,163

$2,399

$236

10.9%

Vermilion CC

$2,163

$2,441

$278

12.8%

Rainy River CC

$2,126

$2,339

$213

10.0%

Northland College

$2,160

$2,490

$330

15.3%

Northwest TC

$2,217

$2,550

$333

15.0%

Pine TC

$2,100

$2,400

$300

14.3%

Ridgewater College

$2,154

$2,433

$279

13.0%

Riverland College

$2,124

$2,379

$255

12.0%

Rochester College

$2,145

$2,360

$215

10.0%

South Central TC

$2,100

$2,250

$150

7.1%

St. Cloud TC

$2,130

$2,340

$210

9.9%

St. Paul TC

$2,154

$2,325

$171

7.9%

Average

$2,158

$2,400

$241

11.2%

STATE UNIVERSITIES

Akita

$2,814

$3,011

$197

7.0%

Bemidji SU

$2,954

$3,470

$516

17.5%

Metro SU

$2,753

$2,918

$165

6.0%

Minnesota SU, Mankato

$2,700

$3,050

$350

13.0%

Minnesota SU Moorhead

$2,686

$2,874

$188

7.0%

Southwest SU

$2,790

$3,068

$278

9.9%

St. Cloud SU

$2,784

$3,063

$279

10.0%

Winona SU

$2,850

$3,110

$260

9.1%

Average

$2,791

$3,070

$279

10.0%

SYSTEM AVERAGE

$2,292

$2,541

$249

10.9%

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