- Schools such as Ohio State, Penn State and the University of Michigan currently receive less that 7% of their budgets from state funds, and dependence on tuition (particularly from out-of-state students) is on the rise.
- Institutions have also relied more heavily upon part-time faculty, who made up 75% or more of university faculty in 2009, according to data from the American Association of University Professors.
- The recession has also forced students to take on more debt to pay for increased costs.
From the article:
For generations, most college-bound Americans paid reasonable fees to attend publicly financed state universities.
But the bedrock of that system is fracturing as cash-strapped states slash funding to these schools just as attendance has soared. Places like Ohio State, Penn State and the University of Michigan now receive less than 7 percent of their budgets from state appropriations. ...