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California joins Florida in capping future students.

xNYerxNYer Registered User Posts: 454 Member
edited July 2009 in University of Florida
For anyone who thought if was just Florida struggling with State support there's this:

"As record numbers of applications collide head-on with deep budget cuts, on Nov. 20 the nation's largest university system announced plans to decrease its student body by at least 10,000 students and to cap enrollment at all 23 of its campuses".

LINK: Under Financial Stress, More Colleges Cap Enrollments - TIME
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Replies to: California joins Florida in capping future students.

  • goufgatorsgoufgators Registered User Posts: 625 Member
    That article seems to focus more on the Cal State system. What about the UC system?

    I read somewhere that they are asking all the UC employees (including faculty) to take off one day out of the month without pay.
  • xNYerxNYer Registered User Posts: 454 Member
    Looks pretty dismal at the UC system also:

    UC Regents approved a fiscal emergency plan that includes employee furloughs and campus cutbacks to close an $813 million state budget shortfall.

    “Specifically, most campuses are deferring at least 50 percent of planned faculty hires. UC Berkeley, for example, expects to reduce faculty recruitment from a typical 100 positions a year to 10. Already, 724 campus staff members have been laid off systemwide, with more expected. In advance of these cuts, the UC Office of the President already had cut annual costs by $67 million and reduced payroll by one-third.”

    LINK: University of California - UC Newsroom | Regents approve fiscal plan, furloughs
  • parent2nolesparent2noles Registered User Posts: 7,961 Senior Member
    CA is supposedly a fiscal disaster. I guess its easy to spend other people's money.
  • goufgatorsgoufgators Registered User Posts: 625 Member
    They are in a MAJOR disaster. The government can't pay back people's state tax return so they are handing them registered IOU certificates! This craziness actually started a trading market for these IOUs because Californians don't believe they will get their money anytime soon.
  • ImincollegeImincollege Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    I think this will make it more difficult to get into UF in the future and may be make our degrees more prestigious.
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