UPDATED: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:42pm
Baylor University has been expanding its campus as part of a ten-year project and it’s coming at the cost of the students.
The project known as "Baylor 2012" has resulted in more than 1-point-8 million square feet in new facilities. Since the beginning of the project tuition has increased 122-percent from nearly 19-thousand to over 40-thousand per year.
Students we spoke to today say the tuition hike is worth the education.
"Baylor has managed to give a lot back to its students. I’m here on a fairly substantial merit-based scholarship. But for students who don't get it, it’s a pretty big hit to the pocket. At the same time Baylor is a really great school and the education is definitely worth it." said Jonathan Keim, Baylor sophomore.
Baylor officials say more than 90-percent of students receive some type of discount.