Columbia Ups Tuition Rate Another $200
Ford Says College Won't Follow Suit
Dean Ford said yesterday that he knew of no plans to raise the College's tuition rate in 1964-65, despite an announcement by Columbia College that its tuition would increase $200 next year.
Columbia's tuition will climb to $1900, making it the highest in the Ivy League. In 1961, when another Columbia increase put it stop the League, the other institutions, including Harvard, soon erased the gap.
Harvard increased its tuition from $1250 to $1520, and then in May 1963 upped it an additional $240 to the present level. Ford said yesterday, however, that no further increase was being "contemplated at the present time" in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
The Columbia increase "is just another step in a trend we've recognized for a long time," Fred L. Glimp '50, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aids, said last night. "I'd be surprised if there were any change soon in the tuition here," he added.
Up 73 Per Cent Since '59
Columbia's latest hike means that the school's tuition has gone up nearly 73 per cent since 1959. Tuition was $1450 in 1960-61 and $1575 in 1962-63; it is $1700 this year.
The tuition in Columbia's graduate schools will also go up next fall. In the school of journalism, the jump is from $1650 to $1850; in the school of medicine, it is from $1700 to $1900; and in the school of law, from $1500 to $1700.
Columbia officials attributed the increases to sharply rising faculty salaries. According to the Columbia Spectator, an austerity program instituted this year has not been able to check the growth in the university's budget.
Current tuition rates at the other Ivy League colleges are: Brown, $1600; Cornell $1700; Pennsylvania, $1750; Princeton, $1770; and Yale and Dartmouth, $1800.