LITTLE ROCK ó Proposed tuition increases at University of Arkansas campuses across the state, including the University fo Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the University of Arkansas at Monticello, are on the agenda for a meeting of the university system's board of trustees later this week, university officials said Monday.

LITTLE ROCK ó Proposed tuition increases at University of Arkansas campuses across the state, including the University fo Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the University of Arkansas at Monticello, are on the agenda for a meeting of the university systemís board of trustees later this week, university officials said Monday.

The proposed tuition hikes, ranging from 1.94 to 5.3 percent at the systemís two-year and four-year schools, would occur for the 2012-13 school year.

The additional money is needed to cover rising utility costs, facility maintenance, technology upgrades and faculty salary raises, university officials said in a news release.

The board is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the university systemís office in Little Rock. Various committee meetings are scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the office.

ďAs we move into performance funding and focus our efforts on doubling the number of college-educated Arkansans by 2025, we must use our limited resources to improve retention and graduation on our campuses,Ē said UA System President Donald R. Bobbitt.

Gov. Mike Beebe has proposed doubling the number of college graduates in Arkansas by 2025.

Under the proposal, tuition would rise by 3.51 percent to $5,517 at UAPB and by 5.1 percent to $5,560 at UAM.

Other proposed tuition hikes at the systemís four-year schools include a 5.3 percent increase to $7,553 at the Fayetteville campus, 3.21 percent increase to $5,436 at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith; and a 4.3 percent increase to $7,343 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

At the systemís two-year colleges, tuition would rise 3.09 percent to $2,002 at Cossatot Community College UA; 3.26 percent to $2,375 at Phillips Community College UA; 3.67 percent to $2,540 at UA Community College of Batesville; 2.83 percent to $2,190 at UA Community College of Hope; and 1.94 percent to $3,150 at UA Community College at Morrilton.