Tuition increase, new programs approved for ASUMH

The Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees has approved a tuition increase, as well as new program offerings for the Mountain Home campus.

The action came Thursday at a meeting on the Newport campus.

ASU System President Chuck Welch said the $284.8 million system budget is an increase of 1 percent compared with a year ago and includes new state productivity funding for most of the two-year institutions. Tuition and fee increases will range from 1.7 percent to 3.4 percent at the five campuses.

A $2 per credit hour increase in tuition was approved for the ASU-Mountain Home campus, resulting in a 1.7 percent increase in annual tuition and fees. Resources are being allocated to enhanced campus security, facilities maintenance and institutional scholarships.

The board approved ASU-Mountain Home to offer an associate of science degree in liberal arts and sciences and a technical certificate and certificate of proficiency in construction trade.

Also approved were plans by A-State in Jonesbro and ASU-Mountain Home to apply for federal grant funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program and Recreational Trails Program,

The board extended Welch’s five-year contract to 2024 and all campus chancellors’ three-year contracts to 2022.

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