Monday, October 04, 2010

Stuff liberals run - Universities

Now imagine that you own a business and your business is down 6.5%. Do you....

1) Increase your sales/marketing efforts?
2) Cut overhead?
3) Increase prices by 9.5%?

If you are a liberal, there really is only one choice. Just ask Colorado - Boulder University..............

The freshman class of 5,160 at the University of Colorado-Boulder is 6.5 percent smaller than last year and the smallest since 2005.

CU financial chief Ric Porreca told the Board of Regents Friday that glitches with the new online student management system frustrated some Colorado students, who enrolled at other colleges.

Regent Monisha Merchant says the economy could be another reason for the drop in enrollment.

The Daily Camera in Boulder reports that CU expected 5,215 freshmen this year. One dormitory was shut because of the smaller class.

Overall enrollment on the Boulder campus is 29,952, a 1 percent drop from last year.

Just out of curiosity. I wonder if the idiots running the glitches on their new "online student management system" lost their jobs?

But I wonder if it even crossed the mind of one of those CU technocrats that maybe it wasn't the online student management system but the astronomical tuition increases........

The University of Colorado filed a formal request with the state Friday seeking to increase its in-state tuition by up to 9.5 percent next year, and outlined plans for four more years of hikes as high as 9 percent.

A 9.5 percent increase, which CU is requesting as the ceiling for next year's increase, would add $667 to undergraduate tuition in the College of Arts and Sciences, which enrolls most students. That would bring the annual bill to $7,685.

But CU officials say it's too early to draft specific tuition proposals, and rates are typically set in June and depend heavily on state funding. Friday's request, if approved by state officials, reserves the option for CU to raise next year's tuition beyond 9 percent.

"This increase is necessary to continue operations with a reduced level of state support," according to the plan that CU filed with the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

The plan says CU expects to receive $158.5 million in state support, and may face a revenue gap of $77 million in fiscal year 2011-12.

If in-state tuition were to increase at the maximum rate outlined in CU's five-year plan, it would reach about $10,850 by the 2015-16 school year. That's 55 percent more than tuition now.


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