The University System Board of Regents has approved another round of tuition hikes at all state colleges and universities. Meeting in Savannah, the Regents cited the higher cost of doing business as the reason they're increasing tuition by 2.5% percent for most schools. Chancellor Hank Huckaby says, some schools are getting higher increases, as much as 7%.
College boosters looking for clues as to what state universities could be merged got little help in a recently adopted set of principles. The Board of Regents approved guidelines for merging public colleges and universities to save money and improve education. Savannah and Armstrong Atlantic State Universities are perennial merger targets because they are close together.
Georgia State University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby is urging campuses "not to panic" as he studies possible campus mergers. Huckaby this month said, he'd be reviewing consolidations as a way to cut down on school expenses. This week he's visiting two schools long-considered prime merger candidates, Savannah State and Armstrong Atlantic State Universities.
Some of Georgia’s top education officials continue drawing six figure salaries after they retire, despite deep cuts to higher education. State lawmakers say they’re taking a closer look at the practice.
The chancellor of the University System of Georgia has warned of tuition hikes because of shrinking state funding for universities and growing enrollment. The Board of Regents will decide next year's tuition rates at its Tuesday meeting.
Board of Regents Chancellor Errol Davis told lawmakers Tuesday that tuition at Georgia's 35 colleges and universities will go up if budget cuts of $185 million are approved. Davis warned that the system cannot take another year with deep cuts.