Kansas Governor Laura Kelly froze tuition increases in 2022, but without any word from the governor about a freeze for the coming school year, many university officials have indicated tuition rates will increase state-wide.
K-State President Dr. Richard Linton testified before the House Higher Education Budget Committee on February 16th and said tuition rates will likely increase by approximately 3%.
Despite this cost increase, Linton implemented a program last fall that would lower tuition costs for out-of-state students graduating high school with a 3.25 GPA or higher after the school hit its lowest enrollment since 1988.
The program, which was modeled after a similar plan at the University of Arkansas, decreases tuition rates for non-resident students with at least a 3.25 GPA. Those students with a 3.9 GPA or higher would pay in-state tuition.
Linton said this program has already produced some positive results.
Linton is confident that percentage will eventually spike, similar to the enrollment trends U of A saw after implementing their program in 2013.
U of A’s enrollment saw a nearly 44% increase in out-of-state students between 2013 and 2021.
You can view Linton’s full testimony here.