At least UC is not dancing alone on raising tuition. Excerpt from the Sacramento Bee:
A panel of the California State University board of trustees voted Tuesday to raise tuition in two steps over the next year for a total increase of 15.5 percent.
If the plan is approved by the full board of trustees today, tuition will go up 5 percent in the spring semester and 10 percent next fall. That would bring annual tuition for a full-time undergraduate to $4,884 in the fall. That does not include fees charged by individual campuses that are typically around $950.
And it would mean tuition at California's largest university system will have jumped 76 percent in five years...
Full article at http://www.sacbee.com/2010/11/10/3173101/csu-tuition-hike.html
CSU seems to be using the slow-quick-quick two-step approach:
UPDATE: CSU students to protest expected tuition increase. Article at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/09/BAL01G9O9L.DTL
UPDATE: LA Times protests, too. http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-tuition-20101110,0,1638525.story