Go back

TBR increases tuition by 6 percent

The Tennessee Board of Regents voted recently to increase in-state and out-of-state tuition by 6 percent at all TBR institutions.

This will increase the annual in-state tuition at the University of Memphis by $264 from $4,388 to $4,652 and at the five regional universities by $230 from $3,828 to $4,058.

At the community colleges, tuition will go up by $134, from $2,230 to $2,364. And at technology centers, tuition will increase by $111, from $1,857 to $1,968. All figures are for a full year and for a full-time student.
The Tennessee Board of Regents voted recently to increase in-state and out-of-state tuition by 6 percent at all TBR institutions.

This will increase the annual in-state tuition at the University of Memphis by $264 from $4,388 to $4,652 and at the five regional universities by $230 from $3,828 to $4,058.

At the community colleges, tuition will go up by $134, from $2,230 to $2,364. And at technology centers, tuition will increase by $111, from $1,857 to $1,968. All figures are for a full year and for a full-time student.

Mandatory fee increases also were approved at the following for a full year: Austin Peay State University, $171; East Tennessee State University, $20; Middle Tennessee State University, $282; Tennessee State University, $92; Tennessee Tech University, $160,; University of Memphis $282. At the community colleges, the following fees were approved: Cleveland State Community College and Motlow State Community College $10; Dyersburg State Community College, Pellissippi State Community College, and Volunteer State Community College, $20; Walters State Community College, $24; Roane State Community College, $26; and Southwest Tennessee Community College, $30. There were no changes in fees requested by the Tennessee Technology Centers.

Total cost of attendance including tuition and mandatory fees, both old and new, at APSU for a full-time student is $5,238. For other institutions: ETSU, $4,887; MTSU, $5,278; TSU, $4,856; TTU, $4,980; U of M, $5,802. At the community colleges, the average annual cost of attendance is $2,628. And at the technology centers, the annual cost of attendance is $2,168.

According to Chancellor Charles Manning, “As always, the board was faced with a difficult task. "We had the best appropriations year since 1992, but even so, this tuition increase helps us enormously in being able to expand our enrollment and educate more Tennesseans.”