Average Oregon university tuition hike 7.5 percent

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The State Board of Higher Education is expected to approve tuition hikes Friday for Oregon's seven state universities.

The Oregonian reports the increases average 7.5 percent for full-time undergraduates who are state residents. The average annual cost of tuition and fees will rise to more than $7,600.

The increase at the University of Oregon would be 9 percent, giving it the system's highest total tuition and fees at nearly $8,900. Add the cost of room and board and other expenses and the total cost next year at UO will be about $22,000.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com