University of Nebraska freezing tuition rates

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The University of Nebraska plans to follow through on its promise to not raise tuition rates.

University President Ted Carter outlined his plan Monday. The tuition freeze comes after rates went up 24 percent over the last decade.

Nebraska's in-state tuition still sits over 700 dollars below the national average.

On top of the tuition freeze President Carter wants the NU system to invest six million dollars in raising faculty salaries at UNL and UNMC. He said UNL is below the average salary in the Big Ten and UNMC is lower than other similar medical schools.

The Nebraska State College System announced a similar freeze last week, affecting Wayne State, Chadron State and Peru State.