The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors has approved new rates for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Full-time Virginia residents living on campus will pay $18,782, including tuition, fees, room and board. This amount represents an increase of $696, or 3.8 percent, over 2012-13 rates. Similarly, full-time out-of-state students living on campus will pay $31,652, a 4.1 percent increase over last year’s rate.
Pamela White, rector of the Board of Visitors, said, “While the board voted to increase tuition by 4.5 percent, I am gratified that we were able to hold the line on overall student cost hikes at less than 4 percent.”
She added that the tuition increase was necessary in order for UMW to maintain its standards of excellence, as affirmed by an accreditation site visit this week from a team representing the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Commission on College. “The team was most complimentary about their interactions with UMW’s faculty, staff, and students,” Rector White said. “And they noted that Virginia is very fortunate to have such a great institution as the University of Mary Washington.”
According to White, the tuition revenue will enable the university to boost faculty salaries and continue innovative and cutting-edge programs.
The university, with a total enrollment of more than 5,000 students, features colleges of business, education and arts and sciences, and three campuses, including a residential campus in Fredericksburg, a second one in nearby Stafford and a third in Dahlgren, which serves as a center of development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy, higher education institutions and the region’s employers.