Tuition, quality up at Florida public colleges

In the last five years, tuition at the University of Florida increased by more than 44 percent.

Across the state, 30 hours at UF costs an in-state student $6,312.90, while Florida State University costs $6,506 and the University of South Florida costs $6,409.70. That’s a $2,000 increase from five years ago.

Locally, tuition has increased more than 50 percent at the University of West Florida in the same time period.

Even with that large increase, Florida’s public universities still rank high in affordability compared to state institutions across the country. Three schools also rank in the top 100 nationwide for the “Best Value in Public Education” by Kiplinger. UF ranked No. 3 while FSU ranked No. 19 and USF ranked No. 64.

Read more in the Oct. 30 issue of the Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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