Tuition, Fees On the Rise at State's Major Universities

by Lee Hogan  on Monday, Jun. 2, 2014 1:37 pm  

"Our faculty have received only small salary increases during the recent economic recovery and we believe we must address this discrepancy so that we can recruit and retain high quality faculty members in order to provide the best possible instruction and mentorship to our students," Donald Bobbitt, UA System president, said in a news release.

The increases have also been seen at the smaller four-year universities in Arkansas. 

Southern Arkansas University approved a 3.65 percent increase to tuition and fees, meaning an additional $6 per credit hour for in-state tuition. The increase may be used to fund raises for faculty and staff.

At Henderson State University, trustees approved a 3.82 percent increase to rates. Next year, undergraduates enrolled in 30 hours will pay $7,562 compared to $7,284 this year.

Below are graphs of tuition and fee rates for undergraduates enrolled in 30 credit hours at the five largest universities next year, and dollar increases for each institution. 



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