Michigan's public universities are among most expensive in U.S.
Tuition at public universities in Michigan is far more expensive than tuition at public universities in other states, Bridge Magazine reported today.
Angele Cesere | AnnArbor.com
According to the magazine's analysis, 12 of the state's 15 public universities have net costs (which includes tuition, housing and fees) higher than their peers in other states.
That includes the University of Michigan, where the net cost per student is more than $4,000 above the median net cost for top-tier public universities elsewhere. In fiscal 2009, the net cost to attend U-M in Ann Arbor was $16,888, while the median net cost of top-tier universities was $12,738.
U-M Provost Philip Hanlon told Bridge Magazine that the high cost of a Michigan public education is due to "lost appropriations" over the past decade.
Read the full article here.