Friday, November 1, 2019

Citing Declining Enrollment And State Funding, Southern Oregon University Plans Cuts by Elizabeth Miller, OPB

The president of Southern Oregon University is calling for a 4% campus-wide reduction in spending. According to a memo sent to SOU employees Friday, the cut is due to two things – declining enrollment and a decrease in state funding. The university has 4.8% fewer students compared with last fall. And it’s receiving $250,000 less from the state than last year. The state funding formula for public universities depends on several factors, including student credit hours and degree completions.

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