Ontario tuition increases outpace rest of Canada - Macleans.ca

Ontario tuition increases outpace rest of Canada

Since province introduced “cap” in 2006/7, tuition has increased by 13 per cent

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The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations has published the first issue of its new academic magazine Trends in Higher Education. The first issue focuses on tuition: specifically the proportion of overall university revenue that tuition contributes to in Ontario.

The report notes since the provincial government introduced its “tuition cap” in 2006/07, tuition in Ontario has increased by 13 per cent. During the same time period, the national average was only three per cent.

Not only has tuition increase, government funding as a proportion of overall university budgets has decreased. In 1990, tuition accounted for 20 per cent of university revenues, in 2007/08, tuition accounted for 43 per cent of revenues.

The article appendix includes charts comparing tuition costs across Canada over the past 10 years. It is a great resource to keep handy.

You can read the entire article on the OCUFA website here.