As our University of Toledo leadership continues to meet and discuss a new revised budget I find it interesting to see what our neighbors north are doing. Virtually all state-supported universities in Michigan are increasing their tuition beginning this coming semester. As you well know, Michigan is suffering many of the economic challenges we are experiencing here in Ohio including reduction of state-supported scholarships.
Here is a sample of just a few of the University tuition increases
Central Michigan University 4.6%
Michigan State University 6.5%
Oakland University 9%
University of Michigan 5.6% and Wayne State University 5.4%.
Indeed these are challenging times but I continue to be optimistic and focus on the many positive elements occurring at our University. Our direct from high school enrollment appears to be headed for another record number. Our transfer numbers should be up from last year as well. People are choosing our University over other options and to me that says we continue to be headed in the right direction. Enjoy the week, regards, Larry.