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Anderson Proposes Differential Tuition for Intended Students and Graduate Students

October 1, 2015

Graduate Differential Tuition Request

Anderson School is requesting a small increase of $1.30 per credit hour in the graduate differential tuition for AY 16-17. Through strategic plans to advertise and recruit graduate students, we anticipate an increase in differential tuition revenue with the growth in student credit hours.

The primary reason for the diffential tuition is the higher cost of providing a professional program. The Anderson School faculty, on average, are 30% below the national median business school salary.

The Anderson School did an extensive analysis of tuition costs at peer institutions at the time of the request for differential tuition. Our tuition, including differential tuition, is substantially lower than these other schools.

More detail about this request can be found here.

Undergraduate, Intended Major Differential Tuition Request

The Anderson School is proposing a differential tuition amount of $5 per semester credit hour for students identifying themselves as intending to apply for admittance to the School. The amount raised through this proposed "intended majors" differential tuition will support initiatives designed to prepare students for upper division management courses. These initiatives include specific advisement to this group of students, developing career engagement for intended majors (career advisement, internship matching, etc.), and development and implementation of curriculum designed for intended majors.

The Anderson School did an extensive analysis of tuition costs at peer institutions at the time of the request for differential tuition. Our tuition, including differential tuition, is substantially lower than these other schools. Here are a few examples:

  • University of Arizona $50 per credit hour
  • Arizona State University $125 business facility fee
  • University of Utah $175 per semester program fee

More detail about this request can be found here.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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