The rising cost of tuition at Kansas’ public universities hasn’t drawn much criticism. But was the Kansas Board of Regents’ latest hike one too many? It means in-state undergrads will pay between 4.6 percent and 16.7 percent more this fall — 15 class hours at Wichita State University will cost $2,258, up from $1,204 a decade ago. As our editorial Monday noted, “state funding of universities is now at 29 percent of their budgets, compared with 48 percent in 1991. Without much accountability, lawmakers have slowly but surely shifted more of the burden of funding the operation of these crucial state assets to students and private donors. And how long will the ‘it’s a bargain’ approach work?”
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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