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State regents continue to keep tuition affordable

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education today set tuition and mandatory fee levels for Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities. Nine institutions across the state system of higher education are not increasing tuition and mandatory fees for resident undergraduate students in 2022-23. Tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students will increase an average of 1.8% statewide for the 2022-23 academic year.

“The State Regents are committed to keeping higher education affordable for Oklahomans,” said State Regents’ chair Jeffrey W. Hickman. “Record inflation and other challenges in our economy are significantly impacting students and their families, and the State Regents invested a great deal of time to balance that with the impact of inflation on maintaining academic quality at our colleges and universities.”

On average, a full-time Oklahoma college student will pay $112.50 more for tuition and mandatory fees in 2022-23.

“Strengthening Oklahoma’s workforce and economy and allowing Oklahomans to achieve their dreams remains our top priority,” said Chancellor Allison D. Garrett. “This modest increase will assist our higher education institutions as they innovate and expand collaborations with business and industry. Oklahoma institutions remain among the most affordable in the nation.”

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater and Tulsa and the University of Oklahoma, Norman will not increase tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates. There will also be no increase in tuition and mandatory fees for resident undergraduate students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Connors State College, Eastern Oklahoma State College, Murray State College, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Oklahoma City Community College, and Redlands Community College.

Tuition and mandatory fee increases at the public regional universities and public liberal arts university average 2.4% for in-state undergraduates.

Oklahoma’s public community colleges will increase in-state tuition and mandatory fee rates by an average of 1.6%.

State law requires tuition and mandatory fees to remain at levels below the average among comparable institutions, and Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities continue to keep tuition and mandatory fees well within those limits.

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 64.6% from FY 2022.

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 2022-23. Learn more at