OU President David Boren recommended a 7 percent increase of tuition for resident and non-resident students on Tuesday morning, the largest bump since 2008.
Oklahoma's Board of Regents approved the move. The hike comes after a $20.3 million decrease in state appropriations.
Boren said OU is operating with $160 million less than it did in 2008 despite having 1,000-1,500 more students.
Plenty of OU students, parents and alumni sounded off on Twitter after the announcement.
Stahhhp https://t.co/jyQvPp6ILH— Ryan Joshua Johnson (@RyanJJohnson) June 21, 2016
7%?!?! Are you ducking kidding me? It's gone up almost 25% since I've been here! https://t.co/SD9vap6WfZ— Zachary Collins (@Booooooooooooty) June 21, 2016
This is a real Hilary move, DBo https://t.co/PJiWrGEyjy— Harrison Knight (@UncleHaary) June 21, 2016
Affordable college? Not on OUr campus. https://t.co/J9YDP4oGK9— Jennesa Wilson (@nesa_ww) June 21, 2016
Lookin' at you, Governor Fallin. https://t.co/0uGtiGIuMX— Kendall Burchard (@ktburchard) June 21, 2016
Boren wat r u doin. Boren plz stahp https://t.co/oJBocwaqhO— Åustin Bashaw (@Abashaw80) June 21, 2016
I should've graduated on time...smh https://t.co/v8HOiqhuml— Z. (@Joshuvelli) June 21, 2016
Moving to Fayetteville bc instate brb https://t.co/Vd00jdx2pE— Blondie (@ShayleeButler) June 21, 2016
well it's been nice norman https://t.co/O4l9wRK09S— Ally Paige (@AllyyyPaige) June 21, 2016
*stressfully ignores Bursar* https://t.co/BrHBEjb9FH— Stetson Purgason (@Stets02) June 21, 2016
lmao DBo u wild https://t.co/xttSVRebuu— kennedy melton (@kennedyshea25) June 21, 2016
This is 75% percent of why I don't go there anymore https://t.co/K4siOI6t7c— bläc hippïe (@ch_ch_ch_kia) June 21, 2016
@OUDaily thank god we have a nice football stadium though!!— Christina Schwartz (@xstinabina) June 21, 2016
What the actual fff... https://t.co/WV4LSdMhbx— Larissa ⚡️ (@livinlavidalari) June 21, 2016
Why 😒 we already pay an arm, leg, soul, sanity, hopes, dreams etc https://t.co/ByXXL48AnP— Phoebe ✌️ (@totally_WINNING) June 21, 2016
Why DBo why???? https://t.co/b82gQYMOkP— Alexis Noisette (@alexis_noisette) June 21, 2016
Because out-of-state tuition isn't already outrageous, right??? https://t.co/QIfOjeTVyp— Tiffany Taylor (@tiffanyotaylor) June 21, 2016
You're kidding.... they make enough money off of parking tickets on campus tbh. At least I'm graduating before this https://t.co/nIOAJTyLRJ— Kelsey Hicks (@Kels_caligurl) June 21, 2016
No choice unfortunately. 20+ million in cuts due to state education budget cuts. https://t.co/S9QU1JPkpM— TRUTH (@TheWontonNupe) June 21, 2016
@OUDaily the hell??? just how unaffordable do they want college to become?? OU has already more than DOUBLED since I graduated in '03!!!— Jim McElhone (@jmcelhoneiii) June 21, 2016