The Education Blog
Fri September 13, 2013
Roger Williams Holds the Line on Tuition
Roger Williams University is freezing tuition rates for a third year in a row. RIPR's Flo Jonic spoke with Roger Williams President Donald Farish about the decision. Here's her report:
Roger Williams University Holding Onto Tuition Freeze
Roger Williams University said it’s holding the line on tuition costs. Tuition will remain just below 30-thousand dollars for the third year in a row.
And University president Donald Farish said he will keep it frozen as long as possible.
"Our goal is to make Roger Williams education a little more affordable every year to a few more people by not increasing our tuition," said Farish.
Roger Willliams’ commitment to holding the line on tuition is paying dividends. The university says its freshman-to-sophomore retention rate has increased from 78 to 84 percent. The revenue generated by that jump actually exceeded what the University would have generated through a three percent tuition increase.