SUNY Adirondack adds tuition, ag and bio courses

The SUNY Adirondack campus. Image: SUNY Adirondack

The SUNY Adirondack campus. Image: SUNY Adirondack

First, let’s get to the money: Tuition at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury would go up by 2.5 percent under a proposal that the college’s board of trustees endorsed last week. According to the Glens Falls Post-Star,

Tuition for full-time, in-state students would go from $1,887 per semester to $1,935 for in-state students and from $3,774 to $3,870 for out-of-state students.

For part-time students, the fee per credit hour would increase from $158 to $162 for New York state residents and from $315 to $324 for out-of-state residents.

Most fees would remain the same, except the nursing fee would go from $150 to $170, and the wellness fee would go from $10 to $15.

For resident students, the dorm charge would go from $3,375 per semester to $3,475 for a standard four-person suite and from $3,550 to $3,675 for a two-person suite. The meal plan per semester would increase by $50, to $1,600.

Some of that money will go toward dealing with what the paper’s calling “deferred maintenance issues”, like replacing classroom furniture and the school’s front entrance.

Meanwhile, the Glens Falls Post-Star is also reporting, the school’s board of trustees also approved a new certificate program in agricultural business; it’s adding courses in business and biology as part of that program, including “food, sanitation and packaging; introduction to sustainable agriculture; vegetable and fruit production; and agricultural co-op.” The school’s also creating a two-year Associate’s Degree in biology.

 

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  1. The Original Larry says:

    So, upwards of $14K annually for an in-state student living and dining on campus. What does the average graduate get for this investment besides massive loans and the “degree” some think is everyone’s birthright? I would like to know what the employment rate and average income is for ACC grads. Is it worth the cost? I really don’t know the answer, I’m looking for some illumination on this subject.

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  2. knuckleheadedliberal says:

    $28K for a two year degree that may be all you need to get into the workforce isn’t all that bad considering that many are pushing young people to go immediately to a 4 year school where costs can be much higher in the end you may not have a degree that is any more marketable. The 2 year degree can also be a stepping stone to a 4 year degree either at SUNY ADK, another state school, or a private college. Too many variable to figure out whether all that is good or bad for any particular student – some schools wont allow transfer of all credits, etc.

    I went to ACC after dropping out of a much larger institution and received a technical degree that gained me a decent job even before I finished the degree. I didn’t live on campus though and tuition was much lower. It wont be a perfect fit for everyone but that is why we have choices.

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