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Edit: ‘Cheap’ Won’t Grow UI Enrollment

What’s so special about the University of Idaho? We are compelled to ask as once again the annual price of most tuition there rises – $236 this time. Granted, it is the lowest increase in a decade, and even after the increase, the UI has a relatively low tuition compared to Washington State University just a few miles up the road.

WSU backers know why their university is special, pointing to an outstanding veterinary school and programs to study international animal health and its connections to human health. Its graduate programs in that area are ranked 14th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Four other graduate programs are in the top 50; 10 more in the top 100; five more in the top 150. And it’s only increased most tuition $22 in three years.

So, similarly, what special programs does the UI have? Well, none of its graduate programs were in the top 50. Only one – in the Department of Leadership and Counseling – ranked in the top 100, at 53. It had just five in the top 150. What’s the point of these numbers?/Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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