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State Universities Warn of Coming Trouble

December 7th, 2007 by flanews

Bigger classes, fewer faculty members, and students taking more time to graduate could be in store for those who attend Floridas 11 public universities. The state university system expects to see its budget slashed by $200 million dollars when lawmakers return next spring. The Chancellor of the Board of Governors is deeply concerned.

The value of a Florida university degree is declining in the competitive global marketplace,” said Chancellor Mark Rosenberg. “The value is declining. And when value declines, that means our graduates who have Florida degrees and the would-be graduates who will get them are going to be less competitive in the global marketplace.

To help plug the money holes, tuition is increasing 5 percent at Floridas state universities next semester.

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