JANE, Mo. —
The Crowder College Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a $1 tuition increase for in-district students, nudging their per-credit-hour rate to $79, according to Cindy Brown, public information director.
In-district students are those living in the school districts in Newton and McDonald counties. Out-of-district and out-of-state students will pay an additional $6, or $113 per credit hour. International students will pay $11 more per credit hour, for a total of $148.
The meeting was held at Crowder’s new McDonald County campus in Jane.
Brown said the board is working toward out-of-district and out-of-state students paying 1.5 times the in-district rate, with international students paying double the in-district rate. She said the board’s thinking is that in-district students also pay taxes to support the school.
The increases are expected to generate new revenue of $380,573.
The new rates take effect for students enrolled in the fall semester.
Russ Hopper, director of the Missouri Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology Center at Crowder, said six entries have been selected to go forward in the Crowder College/Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur Challenge. The next steps will be an entrepreneur boot camp and working with mentors to develop a business plan and prepare a presentation for investors.
THE CROWDER BOARD gave initial approval to naming the new building at the Webb City campus Dawson-Spencer Hall, for college donor Jim Dawson and his family.