At the UNC Board of Governors meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, board members elected to maintain undergraduate tuition rates at UNC System schools for an eighth consecutive year. The BOG also acknowledged campus safety throughout UNC System schools and introduced UNC alumna Shayna Hill as the new chair of the UNC System Staff Assembly.
- A motion was approved to keep in-state tuition rates unchanged for undergraduate students throughout the 2023-24 school year.
– UNC System President Peter Hans said that by maintaining unchanged tuition rates, they will be lower than those during the end of the Obama Administration, when adjusted for inflation. He said rising college costs over the past two generations have damaged the system’s ability to reach out to prospective students, especially those from poor and working families.
– “We need families across the state to hear that good news,” Hans said. “There is a lot of concern nationwide about falling confidence in colleges and universities. It’s been well-documented in survey after survey that Americans are more skeptical of the value of a college degree and that uncertainty is affecting the decisions families make.”
– The announcement will mark the eighth consecutive year the UNC System’s tuition rates have been held constant. Hans added he hopes that the system will be able to sustain unchanged tuition rates for a full decade.
- The Board of Governors observed a moment of silence for UNC associate professor Zijie Yan, who was killed on Aug. 28 in Caudill Labs.
– Randall Ramsey, UNC Board of Governors chair, said the board is focused on supporting campus police officers through training and mental health resources.
– “To our campus police officers, we thank you for your bravery and dedication,” Ramsey said. “You’re dedicated to serving the communities, and because of you, our campuses are safer.”