University President Flavius Killebrew said that while tuition is increasing slightly, A&M-Corpus Christi remains a wise economic choice. “Tuition increases are necessary to meet the challenge of providing a first rate education. A&M-Corpus Christi is rated among the top 10 schools in Texas in four and six year graduation rates. This group includes the University of Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and others. In terms of tuition, we are a bargain compared to those universities.”
According to Killebrew, the increase will support a merit increase for top faculty and staff, increase the number of scholarships, fund academic research and programs, and cover a significant increase in energy costs.