Thursday, June 11, 2015

SC State expects 41 percent budget cut with shrinking enrollment - Andrew Shain, The State

S.C. State University’s could cut its budget by as much as 41 percent, as enrollment continues to dwindle. S.C. State is forecast to have 2,100 students on campus in August, down by 1,200 from the year earlier, said Betty Boatwright, S.C. State’s vice president for enrollment management told trustees at a meeting on Tuesday. The state’s only historically black public college had as many as nearly 5,000 students in 2007. S.C. State’s budget for the year that starts on July 1 was based on 2,650 students enrolling next fall, which 21 percent under the current forecast.

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