Jacksonville State University is the fifth college in the state saying it will not raise tuition for the 2019-20 academic year.
The trustees at JSU voted last month to freeze tuition for the upcoming academic year, joining a trend among other Alabama schools.
Previously, the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Montevallo have said they will not raise tuition. For the three schools in the UA system, it’s the first time in more than 40 years all three schools have chosen not to raise tuition for students.
JSU’s tuition increase over the last 10 years has been 71.5 percent, averaging about the same with the other colleges in the state.
The median average of tuition for in-state undergraduate students at Alabama’s four-year public colleges is $10,707 per year, according to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. That includes required fees and is based on a student taking 30 credit hours of classes.