- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The University of South Carolina’s trustees have voted to raise tuition 2.9 percent, starting next fall.

The State of Columbia reports (http://bit.ly/1I3dl1T ) the trustees’ vote on Friday means in-state undergraduate students at the school’s Columbia campus will pay $11,482, which is an increase of $324. Out-of-state undergraduate students will pay $30,298.

The increase is the lowest percentage hike for the school in 17 years. Since 1987, the university has increased tuition every year.

Other public schools in the state have also increased their tuition.

The College of Charleston recently approved a 3.25 percent increase for in-state students, and Coastal Carolina University raised their tuition by 3.03 percent. The Citadel approved a 2.4 percent increase. Clemson University has not announced how much it will increase tuition.

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Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com

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