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State Universities Losing Some State Subsidies

December 27, 2011

Daniel de Vise is reporting on WaPo this week that the UC-Berkeley and other state schools may be “in peril.”

Across the nation, a historic collapse in state funding for higher education threatens to diminish the stature of premier public universities and erode their mission as engines of upward social mobility.

At the University of Virginia, state support has dwindled in two decades from 26 percent of the operating budget to 7 percent. At the University of Michigan, it has declined from 48 percent to 17 percent.

Not even the nation’s finest public university is immune…Continue reading UC-Berkeley and other ‘public Ivies’ in fiscal peril >>

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