WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Purdue University trustees have approved a
tentative budget that includes a tuition freeze at the main campus in West
Lafayette and spending cuts at two regional campuses.
Trustees on Friday approved the $1.2 billion system-wide plan. School
officials say the board’s executive committee will vote May 22 on the
tuition rates after a public hearing.
Purdue intends to hire 30 new engineering faculty members over the next five
years. The general fund budget will grow by about 2 percent at West
Lafayette. Budgets will be reduced by about 2.5 percent at Purdue Calumet
and 1.2 percent at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced the tuition freeze plan in March.
It covers only the main campus and will keep basic in-state tuition about
$10,000 a year.