Tuition Prices Could Rise for Kansas Universities

The six large universities in Kansas are seeking a tuition increase for the 2023-24 school year after years of flat tuition.

The Kansas Board of Regents heard a proposal for the newest increase earlier this month and released the tentative prices for the universities on Wednesday.

The University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Emporia State and Pittsburg State are seeking a five percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduates. Furthermore, Wichita State and Fort Hays State seeking an increase of 7 percent.

According to the Kansas Board of Regents, proposed tuition amounts for full-time, in-state undergraduate students, including required fees, are as follows:

University of Kansas (Lawrence campus) — $5,850 per semester.
University of Kansas (Johnson County Edwards campus) — $6,282 per semester.
KU Medical Center — $6,282 per semester.
Kansas State University — $5,471 per semester.
Kansas State University Aerospace and Technology Campus (Salina) — $4,940 per semester.
Wichita State University — $4,661 per semester.
Emporia State University — $3,673 per semester.
Pittsburg State University — $4,078 per semester.
Fort Hays State University — $2,817 per semester.

The increase would see the most significant state university tuition hike in years. As a result of COVID-19 and its impact on students’ ability to attend higher education schools, tuition rates for recent years have been flat.

The Kansas Board of Regents is now considering the proposal and the vote on the tuition and fee will take place next month.