Saturday, June 11, 2016

Despite Increased Funding, Vermont State Colleges Are Still Struggling - PETER HIRSCHFELD, Vermont Public Radio

Vermont now has the lowest rate of college enrollment in New England, and in-state tuition at public colleges here, such as Lyndon State College, is second-highest in the nation. Vermont now has the lowest rate of college enrollment in New England, and in-state tuition at public colleges here, such as Lyndon State College, is second-highest in the nation. Vermont’s state college system got its first funding increase in nearly a decade this past legislative session. But the one-time appropriation won’t solve the institutions’ long-term money problems, and the colleges are running out of places to cut costs. Jeb Spaulding, chancellor of Vermont State Colleges, went into the 2016 legislative session looking for automatic annual funding increases, to keep the school’s budget on pace with rising costs. He didn’t get them. http://digital.vpr.net/post/despite-increased-funding-vermont-state-colleges-are-still-struggling#stream/0

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