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Video Infographic: Higher Education Reform.

Some startling data on the need for higher ed reform in Texas and beyond:

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UPDATE:
More stats from EmpowerTexans:

Since 2004... tuition at The University of Texas at Austin has increased 40%, from $3,500/semester to $4,897/semester! That’s over twice the rate of US inflation over the same time. My own tuition over the course of my career at UT has increased by 15%, from $4,677/semester in the fall of 2008 to $5,369/semester in the fall of 2011, triple the rate of inflation over the same time.

So it’s the Legislature’s fault for not appropriating more money, right? Wrong.
Adjusted for inflation, the state budget has steadily appropriated approximately $6,000 per student to statewide universities from 1970 to 2007, yet over the same time the average operating cost per student spiked from $10,655 in 1991 to $17,506 in 2007 (a 64.1% increase).

Where is all this added cost coming from?

Part of it is the out-of-control salary increases for faculty and administration. In 1999, the statewide average professor salary was $70,864. In 2009, the average was $106,311 (a 50% increase). The highest professor salary at UT-Austin was $140,542 in 1999 -- 10 years later it grew 172.5% to $382,948.

An Associated Press study also found that the budget for administration at UT-Austin alone rose from $5.9 million to $8.2 million (a 40% increase) from 2004 to 2008.

Posted by Will Franklin · 11 July 2011 03:00 PM

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The $6000 per student state allocation figure you cite is for the entire state, not UT Austin.

What are UT's figures on state allocation per student over the years?

Posted by: Brad at July 22, 2011 03:10 PM