Tuition on the rise at Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac University in Hamden (file).

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)– With Quinnipiac University getting a new state of the art facility for their School of Law, students and parents can see where a substantial portion of their tuition money is going.

While Quinnipiac is a great school with a prestigious reputation, like many schools, with the construction of new buildings (along with other escalating costs) comes higher tuition payments.

For incoming QU freshman, the university’s website lists tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year as $40,670. When you add room and board to that tuition amount, you’re looking at a total annual expenditure of $55,160 (plus books).

As worth many institutions of higher education, it appears the tuition price for Quinnipiac has risen each of the several most recent past years. For example, last year to attend Quinnipiac, the tuition was $39,330, making this year’s increase $1,340.

The Quinnpiac Chronicle documented the rise in tuition since 2008 as follows:

  • 2008-2009 –> $30,900
  • 2009-2010 –> $32,400
  • 2010-2011 –> $32,450
  • 2011-2012 –> $36,130
  • 2012-2013 –> $38,000

Thus, from 2008 to 2014 tuition has risen $9,770; that makes it almost $10,000 in tuition increases in only six years.

Let’s compare that to another Connecticut university, the University of Connecticut (UConn).

When combining tuition with room and other fees, in-state students must pay at a total of $32,794, (tuition alone= $11,456), regional New England students $43,840 (tuition= $20,048), and, if you’re coming from out of state, $53,532 (tuition= $29,740).

Additionally, Yale, a prestigious Ivy league school and one of the most famous universities in the world, charges tuition for the 2014-2015 year in the amount of $44,800, not including other fees like room and board. Their website quotes the total to be a ” reasonable, albeit modest, estimate of total cost may be estimated by the following costs to be $66,336,” for M.Arch. I students.

Thus, the cost of higher education in this state (and many others) is not inexpensive. Quinnipiac University, like most well respected colleges and universities, continues to improve their campus buildings and course offerings.  With such change comes the need to increase tuition.  It is a delicate balancing act with which many institutions have to be concerned.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s