As Baylor regents wrapped up their meeting Friday it was announced that tuition for the 2019-2020 school year will see a four percent increase.

With its flat-rate tuition structure, Baylor’s tuition will be $42,842 for the 2019-2020 academic year (or $21,421 per fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters), while the general student fee will be $4,522 for the 2019-2020 academic year (or $2,261 per fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters).

There are no increases in lab or vehicle registration fees for 2019-2020.

The University will continue to offer a Guaranteed Tuition Option set at $45,342, which provides a predictable tuition rate for families and encourages students to graduate in four years.

Tuition for graduate and professional programs will increase similarly.

The Board approved renovations to the Umphrey Law Center, to address changing space needs within the building.

The renovations include the creation of spaces for Moot Court, flexible classrooms, Baylor Law Review, Pro Bono Clinic and faculty/staff offices, as well as updates to exterior landscaping in honor of the Wallace family, with the renovation project  funded by gifts.

In her regular report to the Board, President Livingstone updated Regents on the incoming freshman class, which is expected at around 3,400 students and expected to be the most academically qualified and one of the most diverse classes in University history.

She also spoke about faculty recruiting, which continues to draw top scholars to the University, gave an update on the provost search and discussed her goals for the upcoming academic year.