Purdue University tuition freezes squeeze out in-state students

For four consecutive years, Purdue University has managed to freeze tuition rates, establishing the university as a pacesetter in the national drive to make college more accessible and affordable.

Yet putting tuition increases on ice might freeze some Indiana students out of Purdue altogether.

Since tuition rates were frozen at 2012 levels, 1,228 fewer undergraduates from Indiana attend the West Lafayette research institution, while 336 more non-residents attend the campus, according to the university's data digest.

Over the past decade, the land grant university has transformed from a majority-resident campus to one that now enrolls more out-of-state and international students.



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