Illinois Budget Gives Temporary Fix for Public Universities - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Illinois Budget Gives Temporary Fix for Public Universities

by Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A new Illinois budget will give public universities funding for the 2017-18 school year.

The Chicago Tribune reports that this is the first time in two years that the state’s 12 public universities will receive funding.

In 2015, universities received more than $1.2 billion from the state’s spending plan. But the budget impasse prompted campus shutdowns, layoffs and program cuts.

The Illinois Board of Higher Education says the new budget will provide universities with about $1.1 billion for the 2017-18 academic year, a 10 percent decline from 2015.

University leaders caution that while it’s a relief to have one year’s funding, the budget doesn’t fully resolve the schools’ financial issues.

Universities went almost an entire year without funding from the state for the 2015-16 year.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Running for Maryland Governor, Ben Jealous Puts Focus on Education Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous on the stump. BALTIMORE — On a recent Saturday, Benjamin Todd Jealous was up early, getting ready for a full day of campaign stops. The former president of the National Association for the Advancement ...
The Case for Diversity I'm a privileged, old White guy who won the ovary lottery. Consequently, I was able to grow up in the right ZIP code and take advantage of the opportunities afforded to me by sheer dumb luck. As a result, I wound up being an academic surgeon and w...
OSU Names Scholar Moore Vice Provost for Diversity, Inclusion The Ohio State University has named Dr. James L. Moore III, a prominent researcher and scholar, as its next vice provost for diversity and inclusion. Moore – the Education and Human Ecology’s Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and executiv...
Study: When College Tuition Goes Up, Campus Diversity Goes Down As college tuition continues to rise at a staggering rate, people tend to worry about how much harder it becomes for students and families to pay for college. In an article in The Conversation online, researchers who focus on higher education said...
Semantic Tags: