WPR News
2:28 pm
Mon December 29, 2003

Wyoming Community Colleges Avoid Tuition Hike

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming Community Colleges say state support will keep them from raising tuition like other states. Community College Commission Director Richard Gilliland says colleges in other parts of the country are raising tuition by enormous levels. He says that should not have to happen here. Gilliland says one factor is Wyoming's economy is better than many other states. He says that translates into less state support for community colleges outside Wyoming and so they have to look at tuition and fees to make up the revenue. Gilliland hopes Wyoming will be able to take advantage of that and both keep and attract students to the state. He notes Wyoming enrollments appear to be rising across the board.