Campus News

Tuition increase aids British colleges

Colleges and universities in the United Kingdom have been able to upgrade almost every aspect of the student experience thanks to a surge in funding generated from tuition increases, according to a report from Universities UK, a British higher education lobbying group.

The increase, which began in 2006 and has netted close to $2.1 billion, has been used to better many aspects of university life, including hiring more teaching staff and funding student grants and outreach. The report, “Making It Count: How Universities are Using Income Variable Fees,” is expected to result in another tuition increase, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.