St. Lawrence University in Canton hiking tuition to nearly $65,000 per year
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:22 am

CANTON -- St. Lawrence University’s Board of Trustees approved a 3.6 percent tuition hike for the 2016-17 school year.

The board voted to establish the 2016-17 price tag at $64,390, which is an increase of $2,240 over last year. This reflects a 3.6 percent difference for university tuition, room, board and fees, which is the same rate of increases as the last two years, according to school officials.

“With our utmost admiration for the extraordinary financial commitment and sacrifice made by our St. Lawrence families, we pledge our best effort to enhance our academic programs help prepare our students for lives and careers that are fulfilling,” school President William L. Fox said. “We’re doing more than ever before to assure them a relevant liberal arts education even as we guide students to plan their careers with confidence and purpose.”

SLU says a recent survey conducted by their career services department (with a return rate of 82 percent) "reported that 2014 graduates experienced a 97 percent placement rate in either a job or graduate school less than one year after graduation. Of the survey respondents, 78 percent were pursuing a career, and 19 percent were attending graduate school," according to the school.

"The number reporting they are satisfied or very satisfied with their employment remained strong at 94 percent while the number reporting they completed at least one internship before graduation rose to a record high of 67 percent," SLU said in a prepared statement.