For the first time in years, regents at OU and OSU have decided to forego raising tuition costs for the next school year.
The decision comes after years of hikes in tuition costs from school year to school year. The trend of raising tuition started when state legislators decided almost 10 years ago to give control over state-funded universities’ tuition prices to regents instead of handling it themselves.
Even though prices for OU and OSU have risen steadily in recent years, both schools pale in comparison to the prices of other schools in the Big XII. Prices at Oklahoma schools don’t compare to the likes of schools like Baylor, Colorado, and Missouri. Even as a Colorado native, I would pay almost the same amount for in-state tuition at CU as I do as an out-of-state student at OSU.
It’s nice to hear the regents are giving out-of-state students a break financially for once. Hopefully, Oklahoma public universities can start a new trend and not raise tuition costs again.
Be sure to check out the link below to newsok.com to see Ed Kelley’s original video.