The university office of the UW system engages in a similar type of study. Officials are investigating whether another type of assessment could measure school readiness instead of the ACT or SAT test, tracking national testing trends and assessing how accurately standardized tests predict academic achievement. Regents will receive preliminary findings and recommendations by April 1.
Among other items the regents will consider, UW-Madison is asking to increase tuition fees for out-of-state undergraduates next year by 2%, or $ 743. The current rate, around $ 37,200 per year, is the third highest among the Big Ten schools.
UW-Madison officials said at the documents meeting that they were confident the inflation-based increase would not compromise their ability to attract top students, noting that freshman applications outside of the state have grown by over 126% in the last decade and 16% in the last year alone.
The proposed tuition hike would generate around $ 8 million for the university, which officials say would be used to expand financial aid as needed and hire employees to support the increased enrollment. especially in university programs with increasing enrollment, such as science, technology, engineering, and math.