Higher Education

Jonathan Small | July 7, 2017

Regents miss opportunity

Jonathan Small

The various boards of regents that govern Oklahoma’s colleges and universities have approved increases in tuition and fees for the coming academic year. Many regents approve tuition and fee increases whether or not state support increases or decreases.

First, the bad news. The tuition and fee increases averaged 5.3 percent, which will boost the cost of college for students by an average of $284 this year. For those at the flagship universities, that cost will increase by about $450. Because of the entitlement mentality of some higher education officials, students and their families will pay greater college costs.

Read the rest over on The Journal Record.

Jonathan Small President

Jonathan Small


Jonathan Small, C.P.A., serves as President and joined the staff in December of 2010. Previously, Jonathan served as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, as a fiscal policy analyst and research analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as director of government affairs for the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Small’s work includes co-authoring “Economics 101” with Dr. Arthur Laffer and Dr. Wayne Winegarden, and his policy expertise has been referenced by The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, National Review, the L.A. Times, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. His weekly column “Free Market Friday” is published by the Journal Record and syndicated in 27 markets. A recipient of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s prestigious Private Sector Member of the Year award, Small is nationally recognized for his work to promote free markets, limited government and innovative public policy reforms. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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