Miami ranks as costliest US public university
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012 23:04
According to tuition data provided by Creamer of multiple schools from the 2006-2007 school year in comparison to this school year, prior to being frozen for the past two years, Miami’s tuition increased by $1,243. However, the data also shows even though Ohio state funding has decreased for all public schools, Ohio State University increased their tuition by $1,058 and Ohio University had a $1,209 increase since the 2006-2007 school year.
According to Creamer, even though Miami is at the top of the list for net cost in public schools, Miami was already cutting costs in areas they thought would least impact students in order to keep the tuition the same but improve the quality of education.
Even though the university has already been taking steps just to keep the tuition frozen, Creamer said the university will be working on even more ways to try to decrease the net cost.
“We have announced that we would like to raise the amount of scholarship dollars through the alumni, and we try to target areas that will have the least amount of impact on students when trying to reduce costs,” Creamer said.
In 1998, The Miami Student reported the percentage of Miami University students earning undergraduate degrees within five years was 77 percent, the lowest level in six years. The Student reported this rate correlated to a study released by the American College Testing Program that stated this rate was at an all-time low nationwide.