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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2013 6:00 pm | Updated: 6:35 pm, Sun Apr 28, 2013.

ALBUQUERQUE — Tuition and fees at The University of New Mexico have doubled over the past decade, with the cost of admission rising at a rate that far exceeds inflation.

The Albuquerque Journal reported that regents approved another hike this month for the 2013-14 school year.

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5 comments:

  • Brian Borchers posted at 12:01 pm on Mon, Apr 29, 2013.

    Brian Borchers Posts: 1

    As the article makes reasonably clear, state appropriations to UNM have declined considerably in the last five years. Since tuition has historically paid a relatively small part of the cost, tuition has to go up much more to make up for the lost state appropriations. To make things worse, there has been a substantial growth in enrollment at UNM at the same time that the total state appropriation has been dropping. The article doesn't say what percentage of the cost of instruction has been paid with state approrpriations over the past five years, but that would be very interesting.

     
  • Lisa Belinda posted at 11:52 am on Mon, Apr 29, 2013.

    Lisa Belinda Posts: 6

    ALL EDUCATION SHOULD BE FREE TO EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, AS WELL AS ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. Like Handy from The Tick says,"READ A BOOK!"

     
  • Silverman posted at 10:09 am on Mon, Apr 29, 2013.

    Silverman Posts: 2

    I agree with both comments but it comes done to mismanagement. Regents out of touch with how these increases create barriers and debt for students trying to educate in a poor state.

     
  • MartinFlores505 posted at 8:03 am on Mon, Apr 29, 2013.

    MartinFlores505 Posts: 41

    I'll bet dollars to doughnuts the money goes straight to athletics... UNM should stop wasting money on its jocks and instead focus on their nerds.

     
  • Sabine Strohem posted at 6:53 am on Mon, Apr 29, 2013.

    Sabine_Strohem Posts: 118

    Of all the costs of running UNM, why do they always tell the students their their tuition is going up "to give the faculty a raise"? Why is faculty salaries (which is well below average for peer institutions, apparently) always what's blamed?

     
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