HANNIBAL — Saying Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLG) is still a bargain, trustees approved a six percent tuition increase for the 2011-12 academic year during their Nov. 19 board meeting. Tuition will go from $15,266 to $16,182.
By comparison, HLG’s sister school, Southwest Baptist University is raising tuition from $17,400 to $18,183, a 4.5 percent increase. Missouri Baptist University’s 2011 tuition is $18,700 while Oklahoma Baptist University is going to $17,994. HLG President Woody Burt said that many state schools are facing double digit increases.
Total enrollment this year is 1,280 students.
In other actions, trustees affirmed the vote of the Missouri Baptist Convention to change the school’s name from Hannibal-LaGrange College to Hannibal-LaGrange University.
The board also discussed improving and making changes to the school’s crisis communication plan in response to the car accident that injured several students and a faculty sponsor during a mission trip to Haiti this summer.
Trustees will next meet Feb. 11, 2011.