MUNCIE, Ind. (WOWO) – The Ball State University Board of Trustees voted to raise undergraduate tuition rates Wednesday, but the university’s tuition will still remain the lowest in the Mid-American Conference.
Undergraduate tuition rates will increase by 1.25% for both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.
Board Chair Rick Hall reports the increase still falls below tuition rates recommended by the Indiana Commission of Higher Education (1.65%) and the national average for four-year public universities (3.1%).
The increase is also lower than the inflation rate the Federal Open Market Committee projects over the next two years (2% – 2.7%).
In additional to tuition rate increases, the Board also reviewed the design of a new Multicultural Center, which is expected to open in 2020.