Tuition at Duke is going up.
Trustees approved a 4.3 percent tuition hike for next year, which will bring the total cost of a Duke undergraduate education, if you factor in room, board and other costs, to nearly $54,000 a year.
A Duke spokesman cites a number of rising costs, like health insurance, as one reason for the university's need for additional revenue.
Duke's not alone. The UNC system is also raising its tuition rates. Officials there approved hikes averaging about 6 percent for the next academic year.