Students seeking a higher education at any of the University of Missouri System schools can expect to pay more for tuition starting this summer.
The University of Missouri Board of Curators on Thursday voted to raise tuition at the consumer price index level, which is under 1 percent. Missouri law limits public schools from raising tuition at a rate that is greater than the CPI.
“Tuition for Missouri resident undergraduate students next year will amount to $9,335 for the academic year, which is below the national average of public doctoral granting institutions and significantly below the private doctoral national average,” the system said in a statement.
On average, the system has raised tuition and required fees at its four campuses in Kansas City, St. Louis, Rolla and Columbia by 2.4 percent annually the past five years. Comparable institutions in surrounding states have raised tuition and fees more than twice that amount, system officials said Thursday.
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UM System enrollment has climbed to more than 77,000 students, an all-time high, system officials said.