Direct costs to students enrolled at Tusculum College in the 2010-11 academic year will rise, but at the lowest rate in many years according to Tusculum College President Dr. Nancy B. Moody.
“The direct cost of tuition, room and board is only going up 2.4 percent for the next academic year,” Moody said. “This is the lowest amount the College has increased in years, which is very significant considering the current economic situation on a national and regional level.”
By comparison, the average tuition and fees at Tennessee private institutions similar to Tusculum College increased an average of 4.89 percent last year, according to reports from the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA.)
Moody said that campus officials are communicating with existing and potential new students to assure them that while other institutions are seeing much higher increases, at Tusculum College the rate increase will much lower than in past years and compared to other higher education institutions.
According to Jacquelyn D. Elliott, vice president of enrollment management, the direct cost of tuition, room and board will increase a total of $655 for the next academic year, bringing tuition costs to $19,920 and room and board expenses to $8,000.
According to TICUA reports, Tusculum and other Tennessee private colleges offer excellent value compared to their peers nationally.