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In-State Tuition Agreement Means More Cash, Students for Indiana Colleges

Following up with yesterday's story on the reciprocity agreement between Indiana and Kentucky, the Council on Postsecondary Education has provided estimated gross tuition comparisons for how the two states fare in the agreement.

A reciprocity agreement allows students living closer to an out-of-state institution a chance to attend that school for the in-state student cost. Colleges and universities can choose whether to participate in Kentucky.Indiana's five institutions that are included in the Kentucky agreement received a total of $22.3 millionin the 2010-2011 school year. A majority of that goes to Indiana University Southeast, which takes in $16.6 million alone. In yesterday's story we reported around 30 percent of the IUS student body comes from Kentucky, and over 2,000 IUS students from Kentucky participate in the program.In Kentucky, the estimated gross tuition for the six institutions that participated in the reciprocity agreement is $12.7 million, with $8 million going to the University of Louisville. Also according to the data, a total of 3,207 Kentucky students attend Indiana schools under the agreement, while a total of 2,165 Indiana students attend Kentucky schools.Indiana schools include: Indiana University Southeast, University of Southern Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College (CC) Madison, Ivy Tech CC Evansville, Ivy Tech CC Sellersburg.Kentucky schools include: University of Louisville, Northern Kentucky University, Gateway Carreer and Technical College (CTC), Henderson CC, Jefferson CTC, Owensboro CTC.Kentucky has reciprocity agreements with four other states, including Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee and Illinois. (Image via  Shutterstock)