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Higher Ed Cut Not As Severe

But W,Va.’s public colleges still must make do with less

January 10, 2014

WHEELING — West Liberty University President Robin Capehart said he was pleased to hear that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is proposing that higher education won’t take as hard a hit from state funding cut....

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Highland

Jan-11-14 12:59 PM

Don't waste money on things that have nothing to do with academics, then you wouldn't have to raise tuition.

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dyingov

Jan-10-14 9:29 PM

WVU budget is 965 million dollars and the tuition and fees are 310 million dollars.

As New Jersey’s state university, Rutgers derives a significant part of its revenue from state appropriations. However, since 1990 students have paid an increasingly larger share of the costs of a Rutgers education. Tuition and fees now cover 67.8 percent of educational costs, with state appropriations covering 32.2 percent.

calpatty, Tuition is higher at Rutgers because the students using the service are paying most of the bills!

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richardwhee

Jan-10-14 2:20 PM

Money- Money Education takes a back seat.

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VincentVega

Jan-10-14 11:00 AM

Eating away at the budget!

Capehart cleverly avoided admitting that the recent employment of Howard Monroe has caused his food costs to skyrocket. He should have hired David Wombquest whose diet is limited to ice cream and illusions!

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caltransplant

Jan-10-14 10:24 AM

Triton, out-of-state students still pay a premium to attend college in West Virginia, at least at WVU. Even so, it is less expensive than schools in their home states b/c their tuitions are so high. Case in point is New Jersey.

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Triton

Jan-10-14 8:33 AM

Again, we have diametrically opposite statements. The Gov gave a political speech that we call the state of state that we are all rich and that he may even cut taxes (of course its all used car sales pitch) but then we are going to cut education funding. What is that???? Some public groups have been trying for years to actually see an education budget for any of the state colleges and t'aint easy to get. How much money is spent and on what? What is the bang for the buck? WV state schools are cheaper for many out of state students than it is in state in their home states. How much is spent educating students who are not residents and how much is spent educating students so that they can leave the state? Higher education in WV should really be about more than just sports teams. The highest paid public employees in WV are the head coaches at WVU and Marshall. Show and Tell ios much better than mumble mumble get back to you on that.

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dyingov

Jan-10-14 7:19 AM

This must be the "buzz" phrase for the week!

Capehart said at this time he would not comment about whether WLU will increase tuition next year. He conceded the university does increase its tuition rates every year to generate money to not only cover costs, but to have the funds to "attract high quality faculty."

What is the turn-over rate, what is the average salary and workload?

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