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Broke-Ass Schools meet Broke-Ass Students: The lists grow

Posted in Broke-Ass Schools by postacademic on April 28, 2010
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If you’re looking for the most current news on Broke-Ass Schools and how they are creating Broke-Ass Students, we’ve found a great resource for up-to-date info on budget crunches across the nation.  The Chronicle of Higher Ed‘s “Campus Cuts” blog compiles a list of schools facing cut backs.  The “Campus Cuts” list covers everything from large scale salary freezes and furloughs to programs and faculty/staff positions that are threatened by the chopping block.  Or you can just click on our own “Broke-Ass Schools” category listing and see which schools are hurting right now, which include SUNY Stony Brook Southhampton, UMass Amherst, some UIowa humanities grad programs, University of Maine, and–of course!–the UC.

"UVA Rotunda" by Uris (public domain)

So it looks like Broke-Ass Schools are trying to keep afloat by breaking-ass their students: Huffington Post has digested some of the latest tuition hikes at state universities in Virginia, Maryland, and the Kentuck.  Reporting the second-hand info third hand here, the schools in the university system in Virginia seem the hardest hit–just hope the tuition hikes aren’t used to fund Confederate History Month.  Here are the numbers, courtesy WaPo’s College, Inc blog:

U Virginia: almost 10% increase / $956 tuition hike for in-state students ($1900 hike to an almost $34,000 tuition for out-of-state students, too!)

Va Tech: 9.7% increase

James Madison: 8.5% increase

UMaryland is raising its tuition by 3%, while UKentucky and Louisville passed a 6% increase, which hopefully won’t go to paying the multi-million dollar salaries of  basketball coaches John Calipari and Rick Pitino.

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