Tuition to increase for 2011-12 at five of six UT health institutes

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Tuition at five of the UT System’s six health institutions will increase for the 2011-2012 academic year after the UT System Board of Regents approved the increases via teleconference Friday. The presidents of the five health institutions submitted tuition increase proposals for the board’s approval. The proposals ranged from an increase of 3.6 to 33 percent, with the largest proposal coming for UT Health Science Center at Houston’s Nursing School. After the increases, tuition at all the UT System’s medical branches remains below the national average for public health institutions, according to the board’s documents. UT Medical Branch at Galveston did not include a proposal for approval at the board’s meeting Friday. The regents approved tuition increases for the 2011-2012 year at the system’s academic branches last year. For UT-Austin, the increase was just less than 4 percent or about $200 per year for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 academic years. The board also appointed James Wilson and re-appointed Charles Tate to the UT Investment Management Company’s nine-member board of directors Friday.