282 colleges, universities to increase tuition

Published by rudy Date posted on May 14, 2011

Manila, Philippines – Close to 300 colleges and universities in the country will hike tuition this year, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) announced yesterday.

The figure – 282 – represents more than 15 percent of the 1,792 college-level schools in the Philippines.

But CHED was quick to assure the public that state colleges and universities will not raise their tuition.

CHED said that 69 private colleges and universities from the National Capital Region are expected to hike tuition this coming school year, with St. Luke’s College of Medicine eyeing a 12-percent increase.

Meantime, the University of the East-College of Medicine, Ateneo de Manila University, Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Miriam College, Assumption College and OB Montessori will increase their tuition by five percent.

On the other hand, University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle University and UE-Manila will have increases of 3.75 percent, 3.5 percent and 4.35 percent, respectively. –Rainier Allan Ronda (The Philippine Star)

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