RMU increases cost of attendance 3.65 percent for 2015-16 year

Delaney Hassell, Assistant News Editor

President Gregory Dell’Omo sent out an email to Robert Morris students today regarding tuition, rates, and fees for the 2015-16 academic year.

The email stated that there will be “a 3.65 percent increase in the cost of attendance as of the Summer 2015 semester.” Standard undergraduate tuition and fees are set at $27,170 with the typical room and board plan set at $10,440.

Dell’Omo stated in the email that Robert Morris continues to be one of the most affordable private universities in Pennsylvania. The tuition, room, and board is only about 85 percent of the median cost of the other private schools in the state.

Some students services that have been added this year include the addition of a full-time therapist and new academic support counselor, as well as new fitness equipment for the Jefferson Center. The Blackboard support is now provided 24/7 by the technology desk and HDTVs were added to the residence halls and throughout campus.

The complete data for the last year of the class of 2013 shows that 92 percent of graduates are either working or enrolled in graduate school, according to the email. The email also stated that 88 percent of those who are working are employed in their field of choice. This data proves the high placement rate RMU prides itself on.

RMU has adopted the Gallup Purdue Index, “a national survey of college graduates.” This is used to hold RMU accountable to its students, their parents, and the alumni stated by Dell’Omo in the email. The purpose of the survey is to not only measure the university’s success, but to bring to light areas of improvement.