We know getting an education can be expensive—and so for the fourth year in a row—Southern Utah University will not be seeking an increase above the state required minimum rate. This year the minimum rate increase is expected to be set at 2.5%. Four of the six universities in Utah will be asking for a tuition increase higher than the minimum 2.5%. Their increases will range from 3.5% to 5.0%. The resident student actual dollar increase at SUU next year will be $72 for a full-time load, or less than five dollars per credit. Utah and USU’s increase next year will be more than double SUU’s. Dixie and Weber’s will be higher. UVU’s increase will be slightly less.
It is good to remember a couple things: a university degree is a great investment and tuition is comparatively low in Utah—making it an even better investment for our students. The average person in America with a bachelor’s degree will earn more than a million dollars, over her lifetime, than a person with only a high school diploma. And the average cost of tuition at our public universities here in Utah is the fourth lowest among the 50 states. Only the residents of Florida, Wyoming, and Montana have a lower in-state tuition cost than we do in Utah. A college degree is more expensive in 46 other states. (You can thank your local state legislator for this!)
At SUU we remain committed to keeping tuition affordable while continually increasing the quality of the experience you enjoy here!