The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education today set tuition and mandatory fee levels for Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities. Tuition and mandatory fees for resident undergraduate students in 2023-24 will not increase at 13 institutions across the state system of higher education. For in-state undergraduate students, tuition and mandatory fees will increase an average of 1.5% statewide for the 2023-24 academic year.
“Keeping higher education affordable for the students we serve is a responsibility the State Regents take very seriously,” said State Regents’ chair Michael C. Turpen. “Oklahomans are impacted by inflation and other economic challenges, and the State Regents work to balance their needs with the operating requirements of our colleges and universities, who must maintain academic quality and student support services to continue building our state’s educated workforce.”
On average, a full-time Oklahoma undergraduate college student will pay $97.20 more for tuition and mandatory fees in 2023-24.
“Our top priority as a state system is strengthening Oklahoma’s workforce while empowering individual Oklahomans to achieve their dreams,” said Chancellor Allison D. Garrett. “Our higher education institutions are working to implement the bold goals outlined in Blueprint 2030, our new strategic plan. Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities remain among the most affordable in the nation.”
Oklahoma State University (Stillwater and Tulsa), Northwestern Oklahoma State University, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Carl Albert State College, Connors State College, Eastern Oklahoma State College, Murray State College, Oklahoma City Community College, Redlands Community College, Rose State College, Seminole State College, Tulsa Community College, and Western Oklahoma State College will not increase tuition and mandatory fees for resident undergraduate students.
The University of Oklahoma (Norman) will increase in-state tuition and mandatory fees by $283.30 annually for undergraduates.
Tuition and mandatory fee increases at the public regional universities average $173.89 annually for in-state undergraduates.
Oklahoma’s public community colleges will increase in-state tuition and mandatory fee rates by an average of $19.50 annually.
State law requires tuition and mandatory fees to remain at levels below the average among comparable institutions. Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities continue to keep tuition and mandatory fees well within those limits, at only 76.5% of the cost at peer institutions, despite significant increases in utilities, property insurance costs, and other operating expenses.
The law also requires the State Regents to make a reasonable effort to increase financial aid across the state system proportionate to any increase in tuition. Including new scholarship programs, tuition waivers and scholarships provided by state system institutions will increase 37.1% from FY 2023.In addition, the State Regents administer Oklahoma’s Promise, a state scholarship program that allows high school students from middle- and low-income families to earn a college tuition scholarship. An estimated 15,000 students will earn the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship in 2023-24. Learn more at www.okpromise.org.