DATE:  March 24, 2006       
CONTACT: Jorge R. Ramirez, Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications, (361) 825-2427; Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361)825-2336  
Board of Regents Announces Tuition Increase for 2006-2007 Academic Year at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System voted to increase Designated Tuition for the 2006-2007 academic year at Texas A&M-University Corpus Christi by $7 per semester credit hour, from $66 to $73. The Designated Tuition segment of the total tuition cost is set by individual universities.

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.