View Full Version : Indiana State tuition to rise 3.9%
07-16-2009, 12:15 PM
I didn't post this last week, but figured we might as well. While it sucks to have an increase, it's still a value compared to the other state schools -- see the quote after the link.
Colleges and universities hold public meetings on proposed tuition rates before their boards vote on the final numbers. Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers says the meetings are a chance for parents and students to tell schools how the tuition and fees will affect them.
Indiana University has proposed a rate hike of 4.6 percent this year and 4.8 percent next year at its main campus. It has scheduled its meeting Thursday in Indianapolis. Tuition at IU's regional campuses could go up 4.4 percent this year and 4.6 percent next year.
Ball State University is proposing a tuition-and-fees increase of about 4.2 percent for the coming school year. It's meeting is July 20.
Ivy Tech Community College is proposing tuition increases of about 4.9 percent in each of the next two years at its 23 campuses around the state. Its meeting is Thursday.
07-16-2009, 05:26 PM
I honestly still think ISU is still the best bet for what u get. 3.9 percent increase is still the lowest in the state, and we are making alot of improvements on the campus it self, academically i say we are pretty darn good for a state school. In california where im from right now the state is going through hell, alkl state schools have demanded students to pay a 7 percent increase, huge drop out rate has occured over summer. trust me it aint fun living in cali anymore. I been debating latley on probably staying in indiana for good when i graduate ISU.
07-17-2009, 08:43 AM
While everyone wants something different from college; I would not want to be an iu high school grad and try and work outside of the respective immediate area of that high school, staying w/in Indiana would probably be ok but never leave the state.
I'm not an HR expert but would anyone seriously hire an iu-east grad over an Ind State grad?
I think the 'iu vision' is to make the 'iu system' akin to the UCal or UNC systems. OK but UCLA is a helluva lot better degree than iu-Kokomo! A degree from UNC-Charlotte aka Charlotte will get you hired quicker than iu-Southeast!
Working outside of Indiana nearly my entire career, I get a TON of ISU? Oh, Right! Larry Bird! I fill in the rest w/ Kurt Thomas, Bruce Baumgartner, John Wooden's coaching career; toss in some Zane Smith, bit of Tommy John, Donnie Baseball's decision for the Yankees... Shoot, I even add Tony George; most of State's 'academic alumni' are as well known as the athletes; "...because 80,000 people don't show up to watch a chemistry test." Bear Bryant
07-27-2009, 06:10 PM
The problem is the creation of Ivy Tech Community College system and the requirement of state institutions to accept and transfer virtually all credits. In other words, a student can go to Ivy Tech for 2.5-3 years and get virtually every general education course credit they need and even some major course work completed depending on the major the student is looking for and then they can transfer all the credits for which they paid about 60% of the 4 year instutiation price. Then pay full price for only 1 full academic year. So they end up getting a 4 year degree from ISU or Ball State for about 2/3 the price. This creates a shortfall in tuition as those students haven't paid the "full price" for admission over the past 4 years. ISU, Ball State, IU, etc. should not have to transfer virtually "all" credits. A community college program within any state is important to help aid indiviuals that want to better thanselves at a discounted rate, but it is silly to think that the creation of Ivy Tech and the millions upon millions of dolars that they get from the state won't have an effect on the other state institutions of higher education. Now, couple that problem with the lack of funding from the State due to the economic situation and the lack of donations from alums and you have a huge budgetary problem. The only way to even attempt to address that budgetary situation is to raise tuition. Yet Dems on the ways and means committee want to hold hearings about why colleges and universities need to raise tuition, when it is them coupled with the economic situation that required this to happen.
The Dems are complaining that IU, Ball State, ISU, etc. are raising tuition. One of them asked "why don't these institutions have hiring freezes and cut their own budgets?" They all have, trust me. ISU has a hiring freeze (though not publisized) as does Ball State. Virtually every university in this state is in the middle of HUGE budgetary cuts! HUGE cuts to services for students, huge cuts in faculty pay and cuts in professional and administrative positions. Our legislature doesn't seem to understand anything about higher education at all. Or better yet, they understand higher education at IU and Purdue but they certainly don't understand ISU, Ball State and USI...
07-27-2009, 08:18 PM
You need to examine the parochialism of schools like IUSE (New Albany), which are held in "high esteem" by schools and business in the Louisville Metro Area-Indiana. I know...there's virtually no comparison in the comparative QUALITY of ISU & IUSE, but when hiring (especially in education), always keep in mind it's not WHAT you know, but WHO you know.
Funny, but I've got a friend that is a school supt.& did his undergrad work @ ISUE during the mid-70's. His degree was from "Indiana State University." I went to ISUE for a semester in '70, and there was virtually no comparison! I always remind him of this...
I've lived in the Louisville area since '99, and believe me, sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between SE Indiana & Hazard, KY!
With regard to the IN student financial aid funding cut of 31%, someone please explain to me why PRIVATE college students are eligible for almost TWICE the aid of a state-supported school - $7,584 v. 4,206.
Considering that these are PUBLIC tax monies, this is similar to the Wall Street Bailout.