DENVER – The University of Colorado Board of Regents today approved tuition rates throughout the system for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
CU administrators presented two options for tuition, both of which reflected increases over last year, given continued reductions in state funding for higher education. CU absorbs a disproportionate share of those cuts.
Regents voted unanimously in favor of the option entailing lower tuition rate increases at three of the university’s four campuses. Rates vary by program; those listed reflect typical arts and sciences disciplines:
University of Colorado Boulder: Tuition will rise 5 percent. For full-time resident undergraduates, tuition will be $8,056, up from $7,672.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs: Tuition will rise 4.9 percent. Full-time resident undergraduate tuition will be $7,050, up from $6,720.
University of Colorado Denver: Base tuition will rise by 0.8 percent. Full-time resident undergraduate students will be charged for 15 credit hours, up from 13 credit hours in fiscal year 2011-12.
On the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, tuition rates as requested by the schools and colleges were approved by the board; the rates include a 3 percent increase for undergraduate nursing students.
- Contact: Ken McConnellogue, 303-860-5626, Ken.McConnellogue@cu.edu 
The University of Colorado is a premier public research university with four campuses: the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Some 60,000 students are pursuing academic degrees at CU. The National Science Foundation ranks CU seventh among public institutions in federal research expenditures in engineering and science. Academic prestige is marked by the university’s four Nobel laureates, seven MacArthur “genius” Fellows, 18 alumni astronauts and 19 Rhodes Scholars. For more information about the entire CU system, and to access campus resources, go to www.cu.edu .