University of New England Reports Lowest Tuition Increase in 10-Year Span
BIDDEFORD, ME – As colleges and universities face increasing scrutiny over expensive tuition fees and lack of measurable returns on investment, the University of New England (UNE) is reporting its lowest cost increase for undergraduates in more than 10 years.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, tuition, fees, and room and board for undergraduate students will increase 2.0 percent. This is down from a 2.8 percent increase last year and a 6.5 percent increase during the economic downturn in 2007. This lowest report of increase is a result of UNE’s commitment to controlling costs while enhancing the learning experience for its students.
This is not the first time UNE has made headlines for its student-centric value approach. The university was recently recognized by the Brookings Institution for being the highest ranked college or university in Maine for increasing graduates’ economic success based on mid-career earnings, student-loan repayment and occupational earnings. UNE has also been highlighted by Forbes and U.S. News and World Report for being a top university, offering students a variety of innovative programs and outstanding return on investment.
These accolades recognize that UNE students are employed in their field or enrolled in the graduate school of their choice at a rate of 90 percent, six months after graduation. Contributing to the university’s immense value is its Global Education Program, which allows students to expand their cultural education abroad in places such as Morocco, Spain and the Dominican Republic at no additional cost.
“UNE is exceeding expectations,” remarks UNE President Danielle N. Ripich. “We are firmly focused on providing our students the greatest educational value. In all decisions that we make, we continue to emphasize high-quality, personalized education with a global appeal.”
About The University of New England
The University of New England (UNE) is an innovative health sciences university grounded in the liberal arts. It has two distinctive coastal Maine campuses and a campus in Tangier, Morocco. With internationally recognized scholars in the sciences, health, medicine and the humanities, UNE offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs and is home to Maine’s only medical and dental schools. It is one of a select group of private universities with a comprehensive health education mission that includes medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, nursing and an array of allied health professions. Visit www.une.edu.