Regional
3:07 pm
Tue October 28, 2003

WKU Regents to Vote on Tuition Increase

Bowling Green, KY – The governing Board of Western Kentucky
University will vote Friday on a proposal to
implement a mid-year tuition increase.
The proposal, which is called "Its Academics
Turn," would result in a 200 dollar per student
tuition hike.

University President Gary Ransdell says the
program is needed to help address unfunded
enrollment growth at the institution. Western is
the fastest-growing public university in the state,
but Ransdell says state funding has not kept
pace with that growth.

Western's President says all of the money
generated by the proposed tuition increase would
be applied to academic quality. In particular,
the university intends to increase the number of
faculty positions and to reduce the average number of
students in each class.