Enrollment Down, Defenses Up

Enrollment Down, Defenses Up

The president of the UW System is defending both a tuition hike and a proposed budget increase, even though enrollment is down.

UW President Jay Rothman yesterday told WisPolitics that the university needs more in order to prepare young people for the coming ‘war for talent.’ He says that means paying professors more, as well as improving classrooms and other buildings on UW campuses. The university is raising tuition four percent starting next fall, and Rothman is asking for a four percent budget increase in each year of the new two-year state budget. Without it, he says, the University of Wisconsin will fall behind.

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