Tuition at Central Oregon Community College could be on the rise. President Jim Middleton says they must institute an $8-per-unit increase by next year if they are going to offset dwindling state support and property tax revenues. The increase, would be the fourth tuition increase in four years for the college. "We’re still very pleased that our tuition remains among the third lowest in the state. We are well below the average and really are competitive in that sense-so if someone were upset and went somewhere else they'd be paying more rather than less." The COCC Board met Tuesday night.