Lander Board of Trustees Freezes Tuition for Ninth Consecutive Year

May 1, 2024

For the ninth year in a row, Lander University’s tuition will remain frozen for the upcoming academic year, following a vote by the University’s Board of Trustees.

At their April 30 meeting, trustees gave their approval to hold Lander’s tuition steady at $10,700 per year for full-time, in-state students – a price that has not increased since 2016. General fees will also remain locked-in at $1,000 per year for the eighth consecutive year.

As inflation continues to cause financial uncertainty for many, the University’s commitment to keeping tuition consistent has made it easier for families to plan for the cost of a college education, officials said.

Our students should be able to focus on developing the knowledge and skills they need to compete in today’s workforce,” said Donald H. Scott, chair of Lander’s Board of Trustees. “We are proud of the high-quality, affordableeducation that students receive at Lander University.

Lander’s affordability has been a key contributor to the continued growth in the University’s enrollment. The official headcount for the Fall 2023 semester was 4,365—a five-percent increase over the previous year and a 62-percent increase since 2015. This steady climb has made Lander the fastest-growing four-year public university in South Carolinaby percentage growth, according to data from the Commission on Higher Education.

Along with responding to the needs of today’s students and families, the continued tuition freeze also resonates with state legislators’ calls for South Carolina colleges and universities to lock in tuition for in-state students.  

“Today’s tuition freeze is a continued commitment to making college education affordable for the students that we serve—nine out of ten being South Carolina residents,” said Dr. Richard Cosentino, president of Lander University. “We want our students to put their time and energy into earning a degree that can help them launch successful careers or go on to graduate school. Keeping tuition steady helps our students maintain that focus.”