Kansas State University is proposing a 5 percent tuition increase in the upcoming school year.
It, along with the state’s other five public universities presented to the Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday the first proposed rate hikes since 2019. K-State President Richard Linton…
Leaders from each university are proposing 5 to 7 percent increases for next year, primarily to counter inflationary pressure and limited success with new funding requests from the Kansas Legislature. Most recently, the legislature declined to allocate about $25 million sought by Regents to potentially curb tuition increases.
Regent Wint Winter noted that a common theory would be to make cuts, due to enrollment struggles but noted signals from state lawmakers, the governor, donors and students favored a more aggressive approach.
The Board of Regents will vote on the tuition increases next month. Full-time undergraduates at K-State would pay $4,981 a semester, an increase of $237 per semester from the current tuition.