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Charleston, W.Va. (March 19, 2013) – University of Charleston President Ed Welch today announced a freeze of undergraduate tuition for the 2013-14 school year, keeping the school's tuition over $5,500 below the national average for private universities in the United States.


Today's announcement keeps the cost of UC-Charleston's tuition and fees at $19,500 for undergraduates for the second year in a row. UC-Beckley and UC-Martinsburg locations will continue using a pay-per-credit cost structure. Many course costs will keep their same rate, while some health science courses will see minor increases.


"While the University of Charleston is expanding its enrollment and locations, we are committed to holding down costs to be affordable," said Dr. Welch. "Attending a private university is a rewarding experience, but the perception of many Americans is that it isn't attainable. We want to show students and their families that earning your degree at UC is financially possible."

Nationally, tuition has increased significantly over the last 10 years for students. According to College Board, average tuition and fees for private institutions have risen 26 percent during that time, while public school tuition and fees have increased 61 percent. UC-Charleston's current tuition falls $5,521 below the national average for private schools 2012-13 tuition and fees, and $420 below the 2002-03 average.


UC gained national attention last year for bucking the trend and cutting undergraduate tuition by 22 percent, or $5,500, for the 2012-13 school year. The University also announced the opening of two new physical locations in West Virginia in 2012, as well as a venture into the world of online learning.


The 2012-13 academic year marks UC's 125th anniversary as an academic institution. UC was founded in 1888 as Barboursville Seminary, renamed Morris Harvey College in 1901, moved to Charleston in 1935 and was renamed the University of Charleston in 1978.


For more information on the University of Charleston, visit www.UCWV.edu

 

 

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