McCaskill says College Tuition Too High

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Wednesday, August 30 2006 Aug 30, 2006 Wednesday, August 30, 2006 2:26:01 PM CDT August 30, 2006 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - State Auditor Claire McCaskill says tuition rates for Missouri's public universities are too high. She warns the state will be hurt economically if students can't afford a college degree or are saddled with debt upon graduation. The auditor released a follow-up audit today of college tuition rates. It finds that over the last three years, Missouri's average tuition increase was about 27% was the lowest among Big 12 states. But the amount charged, about $5,800, remains the highest among Big 12 states, and trails only Illinois in surrounding states. McCaskill says the Legislature and administration have been focused on business incentives to improve the economy, but that educating students will have a much greater impact.

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