How Concordia University is faring after slashing tuition by a third

Kristin Vogel, director of undergraduate admission for Concordia University in St. Paul, tells the Star Tribune the university’s decision last year to cut tuition by $10,000 has turned out to be a good one. She says the number of new students has increased 65 percent, and the school benefitted financially.

“This was the right move for a school like Concordia. But it may not be the right move for every school. In higher ed, we have a model where you increase tuition every year. I think it’s very hard for universities to break out of that mind-set.”

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