The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations has published the first issue of its new academic magazine Trends in Higher Education. The first issue focuses on tuition: specifically the proportion of overall university revenue that tuition contributes to in Ontario.
The report notes since the provincial government introduced its “tuition cap” in 2006/07, tuition in Ontario has increased by 13 per cent. During the same time period, the national average was only three per cent.
Not only has tuition increase, government funding as a proportion of overall university budgets has decreased. In 1990, tuition accounted for 20 per cent of university revenues, in 2007/08, tuition accounted for 43 per cent of revenues.
The article appendix includes charts comparing tuition costs across Canada over the past 10 years. It is a great resource to keep handy.
You can read the entire article on the OCUFA website here.