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UW-Rock tuition increasing 5.5 percent

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Gazette staff
July 19, 2011
— Annual in-state tuition at UW-Rock County will increase $235 this fall because of a UW Board of Regents vote last week.

UW-Rock’s annual in-state tuition will now be $4,503 for full-time students, according to a news release.


Tuition at UW-Rock and the rest of the 13 two-year UW campuses has not risen for four years, while the four-year campuses have seen 5.5 percent increases in each of those years.


UW System President Kevin Reilly said in the news release that the goal remains to preserve access to higher education.


“Ours is not the only state where universities must tighten their belts to deal with state budget cuts, but we have successfully avoided the kinds of double-digit tuition increases that would place a heavier burden on our students and their families,” Reilly said. “Wisconsin’s need for educated citizens will only continue to grow in the dynamic global economy.”


Even with the 5.5 percent increase, UW-Rock continues to have the lowest tuition in the UW System.


UW-Rock County has seen record enrollments the past few years, and that trend is expected to continue, according to the news release.


A record 1,211 students enrolled last fall.


The increases are mainly students coming out of high school, not dislocated workers, officials said.



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