U of M considers hiking tuition for out-of-state students


The University of Minnesota is now the cheapest school in the Big Ten for nonresident students, but some school leaders aren't sure if that's fair to Minnesota residents. President Eric Kaler told the Star Tribune, "It's probably -- certainly -- time to look carefully at where we are in that out-of-state price point and whether we should grow that."

The university currently charges out-of-state and international undergraduates $18,774 for tuition and fees, and $13,524 for in-state.

The university dropped its nonresident tuition four years ago to attract more students from other countries and states without tuition reciprocity agreements. The newspaper notes the number of nonresident students has surged to more than 17 percent from nearly 8 percent in 2007. However, the percentage of in-state students has dipped slightly.

Kaler says the university needs to review how sensitive out-of-state students are to price before making any changes.

"You don't want to make it so expensive that no out-of-state student chooses to come," Kaler told the Star Tribune, "nor do you want to make it so remarkably inexpensive that Minnesota students feel like they're subsidizing out-of-state students."

The Pioneer Press reports recent rankings published by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine indicates the University of Minnesota is a better value for undergraduates paying out-of-state tuition than in-state students.

Next Up


2 killed in head-on crash involving car, dump truck

The crash happened just before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the State Patrol.


Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, October 31

Minnesota has surpassed 3,000 new cases on consecutive days.

high school football

Minnesota Football Showcase postponed due to COVID-19

The MFCA All-Star Game will be played in June 2021.

Screen Shot 2020-10-31 at 7.26.05 AM

Here's what President Trump said on his visit to Minnesota

The president targeted Gov. Tim Walz and Keith Ellison at his Minnesota rally.

Screen Shot 2020-10-30 at 6.09.58 PM

Here's what Joe Biden said in Minnesota Friday

Presenting himself as the candidate for a united country, he pledged improvements on affordable healthcare, pandemic relief

Mohamed Ibrahim

Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.