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 2024-25 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 1.6% statewide for the 2024-25 academic year.

‚ÄúWe take our responsibility to keep higher education affordable for the students we serve very seriously,‚ÄĚ said State Regents‚Äô chair Jack Sherry. ‚ÄúRecognizing the impact of inflation and other economic challenges on both Oklahoma families and on our public colleges and universities, the State Regents work to balance those needs and continue increasing our state‚Äôs educated workforce.‚ÄĚ

On average, an Oklahoma undergraduate college student will pay $3.53 more per credit hour for tuition and mandatory fees in 2024-25.

‚ÄúStrengthening Oklahoma‚Äôs labor force while enabling individual Oklahomans to achieve their dreams is our top priority,‚ÄĚ said Chancellor Allison D. Garrett. ‚ÄúOklahoma‚Äôs public institutions remain among the most affordable; our universities have the eighth-lowest cost of attendance in the country, and over 65% of our first-time, full-time students have no federal student loans. This modest increase will support campus academic innovations and expansion of business and industry collaborations to meet critical workforce needs.‚ÄĚ

Oklahoma State University, East Central University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Rogers State University, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Eastern Oklahoma State College, Murray State College, Northern Oklahoma College, Oklahoma City Community College, Redlands Community College, Rose State College, Seminole State College and Tulsa Community College will not increase tuition and mandatory fees for resident undergraduate students.

The University of Oklahoma will increase in-state tuition and mandatory fees by 3.0% annually for full-time undergraduates.

Tuition and mandatory fee increases at the public regional universities average 1.9% annually for full-time in-state undergraduates.

Oklahoma’s public community colleges will increase in-state tuition and mandatory fee rates for a full-time student by an average of 1.3% 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 an average of only 74.8% 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 9.8% from FY 2024.

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. More than 110,000 Oklahomans have earned the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship since the program’s inception. Learn more at https://okpromise.org/.