It will soon cost a bit more to attend Oklahoma's public colleges and universities.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education approved those increases to tuition and mandatory fees Thursday. The increase will average about 1.3 percent statewide for the 2021-22 academic year, according to a press release from the Regents.
"The COVID-19 crisis significantly impacted our public colleges and universities," said State Regents’ chair Ann Holloway. "This modest increase at some institutions in our state system will help them continue to focus on increasing college degree completion in key areas of workforce demand, including engineering, STEM, nursing, and other health professions."
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