With University of Tennessee campus chancellors and UT College of Law student Todd Skelton on hand in the audience, President Joe DiPietro made the case at today’s state Senate Education Committee for the University’s FY 2013 funding needs. Questions came from Sen. Burks and Sen. Gresham. Burks asked about funding of the University’s non-formula units, … Continued
Category: Higher Education Funding
MURFREESBORO — In the past ten years, the state has gone from covering 55 percent of Tennessee’s public college and university budgets, to just 30 percent. The other 70 percent is covered by the students, according to data from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The state’s HOPE scholarship for high achievers used to cover about … Continued
Overall, the governor’s budget proposal is positive for the University of Tennessee, and we appreciate his support for higher education and acknowledgment of the value of increasing the percentage of Tennesseans who have a college degree.