Defunding Higher Education Robs Michigan's Future

December 17, 2013

According to a [Michigan] State Higher Education Executive officers report, Michigan is outranked only by Rhode Island and New Mexico in cutting higher education budgets. When I first joined the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents in 1987, state support represented around 75 percent of total revenue; tuition and fees accounted for around a quarter. Today, it’s exactly the reverse.

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