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Kent State Hikes Tuition for Out-of-State Students

Kent State board of trustees meeting
Kent State President Warren at the board of trustees meeting.

Tuition at Kent State University is going up this fall for out-out-of-state undergraduates and all graduate students, but not for current in-state undergraduates. University trustees approved the changes at their quarterly meeting Wednesday. 

The majority of Kent State students this fall will be returning, in-state undergraduates. They will still pay $5,006 a semester -- same as last year. In-coming freshmen tuition was set in March and locked in for four years so they’re not affected. 

Eric Mansfield
Credit Tim Rudell / WKSU
Executive Director of Media Affairs, Eric Mansfield

Kent State spokesman Eric Mansfield describes who is covered.

“We’re looking at a 2 percent increase, about $7 a credit hour, for out-of-state undergraduates. And then all graduate tuition will go up about $10 a credit hour.”

But Mansfield says one group will see a bigger increase. “Graduate students from out of state will see a 10 percent increase, or about $41 per credit hour.”

Mansfield said overall university enrollment is expected to be down slightly this fall as more students find and opt for full-time employment.