• 73°

Tuition, room and board going up 7 percent at Catawba

By Steve Huffman
Salisbury Post
The cost of attending Catawba College will increase 7 percent for the coming year according to information released by the school this week.
For students who live on campus, the increase brings the total cost of a year’s education ó including room and board ó to $29,990.
A year ago, the cost was $28,026.
Members of the college’s board of trustees approved the rate increase at a recent meeting. The prices set for the 2008-2009 academic year were:
– Tuition, $22,290 (it was $20,836 a year ago);
– Room, $4,480;
– Board, $3,220.
A year ago, the college didn’t separate the cost of room and board, setting the price of the two at a combined $7,190.
Despite the increase, Tonia Black-Gold, a spokeswoman for Catawba, said college officials strive to keep a student’s education affordable.
She noted that 95 percent of the school’s students get financial aid in some form, be it through scholarships or work study.
“We want students to have a private college experience without taking on a lot of debt,” Black-Gold said. “We’re very cognizant that a private school has to be affordable.”
Catawba officials noted that a year ago the school ranked 13th in cost among 39 private institutions of higher learning in North Carolina.
Dr. Robert Knott, Catawba’s president, said the increases approved by the board of trustees would keep the college at approximately the same rank.
He told board members that in recent years, Catawba’s increases had been generally in line with those approved by other private colleges in the state.
According to CNNMoney .com, the average cost of a four-year private college jumped to $30,367 last year, the first time it broke the $30,000 barrier.
According to the College Board, a nonprofit association of 4,500 schools, average costs at colleges and universities rose faster than inflation, as they have for the past 11 years.Contact Steve Huffman at 704-797-4222 or shuffman@salisburypost.com.

Comments

Comments closed.

Education

Livingstone College celebrates federal recognition of Juneteenth

College

Wolfpack faces Stanford today in College World Series

Nation/World

Tropical weather lashes Gulf Coast with winds, rain

Nation/World

Girl attacked by bear in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

News

Cooper vetoes bill that would have allowed more to carry guns in churches

News

Two tubers remain missing after going over Dan River dam

Coronavirus

US reaches 300 million vaccine shots in 150 days

Crime

State suspends medical examiner after crash turns to homicide investigation

Crime

Blotter: June 17

Local

Dennis Rivers joins Salisbury Police Department in new homeless advocate position

Cleveland

Rockwell, Faith, Cleveland adopt 2021-22 budgets; East Spencer officials to receive budget next week

Sports

Brind’Amour gets contract extension with Hurricanes, wins coach of year honors

Local

West Rowan grad wins two national masonry competitions

Local

Quotes of the week

Education

Rowan, Kannapolis students below state average for federal aid applications

High School

High school baseball playoffs: Raiders roll past Oak Grove

News

3 dead, 2 still missing after tubers go over Dan River dam

Coronavirus

County, state officials work to increase vaccinations as concern over Delta variant grows

News

Cooper no fan of energy bill

Business

Hexagon Agility to expand Salisbury facility, invest $28 million, create 75 new jobs

Crime

Blotter: Two men rob convenience store at gunpoint

Business

Brewery, second-floor restaurant planned for downtown China Grove

Local

Sonny Allen, former mayor of Salisbury, dies at age 90

Education

RCCC names Student Excellence Award finalists