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ERIC Number: ED517874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Commission on Higher Education Tuition and Fees Report, Fiscal Year 2010-11
Colorado Commission on Higher Education
This report summarizes the tuition and fee rates Colorado public institutions of higher education charge to resident and nonresident students in Fiscal Year 10-11. While this report focuses on tuition and fee rates charged to undergraduate students, the attached summary tables provide greater detail and information for resident and nonresident rates as well as graduate and professional program rates. In FY10-11, resident undergraduate rate increases ranged from a low of 7.1 percent for students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs while entering freshmen at Mesa State College who elected to enroll in 15 credit hours per term experienced an effective increase of 16.8 percent. Mesa State College raised their resident undergraduate tuition 9.0 percent in FY10-11; however, their governing board also eliminated their credit hour window for incoming freshmen students this year. Entering freshmen taking 1-14 or 16 or more credit hours at Mesa State College only experienced a 9.0 percent increase in FY10-11. The majority of institutions raised tuition rates 9.0 percent in FY10-11 for resident undergraduate students. On the nonresident side, governing boards increased undergraduate rates from 0.0 percent at Fort Lewis College to 14.6 percent in FY10-11 at Mesa State College for entering freshmen (due to the elimination of the last credit hour in their tuition window). Although there were no limits on raising nonresident tuition rates in the long bill footnotes, there was debate during figure setting on whether to prohibit Fort Lewis College from raising nonresident tuition rates. This debate arose out of the economic downturn and the statutory requirement that the state cover the full tuition costs for Native American students at Fort Lewis College, meaning that about half the nonresident tuition revenue raised at the college is covered by the state. In the end, Fort Lewis College was not prohibited from raising tuition; however, their Board of Trustees recognized the potential impact that nonresident rate increases would have on the state budget and decided to hold nonresident tuition rates flat in FY10-11. The first two tables present resident and nonresident undergraduate tuition and fees in FY10-11 compared to FY09-10. All calculations are based on a student taking 30 credit hours per year and represent the student share of tuition. More comprehensive charts are included as an appendix to this report.
Colorado Commission on Higher Education. 1380 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80204. Tel: 303-866-2723; Fax: 303-866-4266; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Commission on Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Colorado