COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuition is going up at most public university in Ohio this fall.
Tuition will rise at 11 of the 13 traditional, four-year public universities for next school year.
But The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1tmpfKo) that in most cases, growth will be about even with the inflation rate.
Under limits set by the state, schools can only raise tuition by a maximum of 2 percent, or $188, whichever is higher.
Some students are complaining about this fall’s increase but university advocates say the state’s cap keeps increases to a fraction of what they were in past years.
The average tuition increase at Ohio’s public universities was 9 percent from 1996 to 2006.
Since 2010, the most that public schools have been able to raise tuition in a year was 3.5 percent.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,