Indiana University South Bend and other IU campuses across the state of Indiana are increasing tuition 2.5% over the course of each of the next two academic years for in-state undergraduate students.
Tuition costs at IUSB stood at $3,363.40 per semester for in-state undergraduate students for the 2018-2019 school year. In addition to tuition, there are also a number of mandatory fees.
IUSB’s flat tuition structure allows full-time students to take between 12 and 18 credit hours for the same price. For the 2018-2019 school year, students taking fewer than 12 credit hours or more than 18 credit hours pay $224.23 per credit hour.
During the 2015-2016 school year, the national average cost of tuition, fees, and student housing for full-time undergraduate students at public four-year universities amounted to $19,189 per year. In 1985-1986, it was less than half of that: just $8,449 per year in inflation-adjusted dollars.
Even as the cost of college tuition has gone up drastically across the United States over the past several decades, IUSB remains competitively priced compared to other, larger four-year public universities. Nonetheless, IUSB students will feel the bite from higher tuition over the course of the next two academic years.