Texas A&M University-Commerce announced Tuesday that it will not be seeking authority for any new or increased tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 academic school year.
McKinney is among the cities that offers a Texas A&M-Commerce location in town. It’s known as the Collin Higher Education Center and is located at 3452 Spur 399 in McKinney.
“A&M-Commerce remains committed to making a high-quality college education affordable,” said Dr. Dan Jones, president of A&M-Commerce. “Through disciplined reallocation and efficiencies, and a generous approach to financial aid, we believe we are doing that.”
A&M-Commerce is uniquely positioned to avoid a tuition increase for the 2013-2014 academic year, primarily because of unprecedented enrollment growth in recent years. Certified enrollment for the fall 2012 semester climbed to 11,187 students, up 4.30 percent since fall 2011.
“Not only is A&M-Commerce affordable, it provides value that large institutions cannot,” said Jones. “We offer small classes, professors who know you individually, valuable networking, and leadership opportunities. Our decision today recognizes that for college to be accessible, it needs to be affordable,"
Jones is committed in continuing the investment of resources in strategic priorities, and he has taken aggressive steps to align resources to support the university’s top priorities through internal reallocation.
Texas A&M University-Commerce continues its tradition of being one of the most affordable public institutions in the state of Texas.