LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Tuition costs for Arkansas colleges and universities have been on the rise for some time now, and it's caught the attention of state officials who claim more than half of the institutions have exceeded inflation rates.
State auditors say 26 of 32 institutions exceeded the 11.6 percent inflation rate, while the news comes as no surprise for education officials, students are fed up.
A win lose situation is what UALR junior John Whaley says he's experiencing. He says, "I really think they should lower it down for students especially with the economy the way it is right now."
He's not alone. In fact, students at 26 campuses across the state may have very similar feelings over rising tuition rates. Whaley says, "I think it's an advantage and a disadvantage without tuition or whatever."
Friday state auditors announced that out of 32 colleges and universities across the state, 26 have exceeded the 11.6 percent inflation rate.