Today over at the Connecticut Mirror, we looked at how the University of Connecticut has changed in the past 20 to 25 years. A few key bullet points before you head over:
- UConn increasingly gets its money from tuition and fees, while state funding accounts for a smaller portion of its operating budget.
- The cost of tuition has increased much faster than the rate of inflation — especially for out-of-state students.
- Meanwhile, spending has increased — although a shrinking portion of the school’s money is being spent on salaries, wages and fringe benefits. Even so, it is the largest line item.
- The number of tenure-track faculty per student has decreased, while the number of part-time faculty per students has increased.