The University of Wisconsin’s president is defending the recent tuition hike as part of the ‘war for talent.’
President Jay Rothman this week said Wisconsin needs to produce more engineers, nurses, teachers, data scientists, and others at UW Schools, and he says those schools need the money to educate those students. UW Regents last week okayed a five percent tuition increase for next year, with almost all of it going to teacher raises. Rothman says the UW System continues to be affordable, even with the tuition increase. He says the next step is convincing more people that a UW degree is worth the cost.