Coping Strategies of Public Universities During the Economic Recession of 2009

Source: Christine M. Keller, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, November 2009

From the press release:
Strategic reviews of core activities are underway or planned by two-thirds of the nation’s public research universities according to a survey of chief academic officers by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A۰P۰L۰U). The survey focused on depth of budget cuts, strategies to close deficits, and impact on institutions and students at the nation’s 188 public research universities.

Overall, the picture painted by survey respondents is dreary, with 85 percent of institutions reporting a decrease in state appropriations and nearly one-half of institutions experiencing cuts of 10 percent or greater. Sixty institutions from 32 states reported a decrease in state appropriations averaging 11.4 percent, but ranging from 5 to 20 percent. Nine institutions located in six states reported increases in state appropriations averaging 3 percent.

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