Audit: Regents not adequately controlling Utah tuition hikes

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A recent audit says the board that controls tuition hikes at the Utah’s eight public colleges and universities is not adequately doing its job.

A report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor General released Monday says tuition has increased by nearly $132 million over the past five years and the Utah State Board of Regents approved the increases with little documented discussion.

The scathing audit described it as a “superficial review” of proposed increases.

House Majority Leader Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, expressed frustration over the audit’s findings, saying “I have seen a lot of audits in the time I’ve been here and this is one of the worst.”

In response, the board acknowledged its shortcomings and announced plans Monday to restructure its system for approving hikes.

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