rip off DU's name and reputation by calling the school Denver State University? Well it turns out that massive tuition hikes were on the way and Metro's president wanted to mask the bad news.
According to the Denver Post, tuition for in-state students at Metropolitan State College of Denver will jump 22.6 percent this fall. The board of trustees for Metro State voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the increase, which will cost students almost $800 more a year.
Other Front Range colleges are contemplating steep tuition increases as well. Colorado State University will vote this month to boost tuition by 20 percent. The University of Northern Colorado is considering a 15 percent hike.
Metro State will cut 30 administrative positions this year, but Jordan fears further cuts next year will mean cutting degree programs too.
If those projections don't change, Metro State will ask for another 13 percent tuition hike next year, Jordan said.