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UConn trustees approve budget, including tuition increase

HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved its $1.18 billion budget Wednesday, including a previously scheduled 6.5 percent increase in tuition, for fiscal year 2015.

The new spending plan is $52 million or 4.6 percent more than last year’s budget. The increase in funding will help the university hire 61 new faculty members, who will help students get into the courses they need and graduate within four years.

“A growth in faculty will decrease the student-to-faculty ratio ” UConn’s Associate Vice President of Finance and Budget Lysa Teal said. “The ratio will decrease from 16.3 in 2014 to 15.9.”

Of the 61 new faculty positions, 35 will be in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math.

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2 responses to “UConn trustees approve budget, including tuition increase”

  1. piberman

    Continued misallocation of scarce education dollars to the UCON dinosaur away from local public school districts where funds can be used far more effectively. CT has no shortage of first rate private colleges. Nor among the highest paid public college teachers in the nation. UCON profs love the Governor and Democrats love UCON known for basketball. CT loves basketball.

  2. Suzanne

    piberman, I am a big believer in ag-grant colleges and am the beneficiary of a UCONN program. There is far more to UCONN than basketball. I believe I mentioned their WEB site before on another thread – a lot of formative research is going on at UCONN that is valuable to not only CT but the scientific and wider communities. Private schools are still much more expensive than public institutions and, with the financial aid in place for many of the students, those that would otherwise not go to college are able to. I don’t know if your comment reflects a general dislike of unions or of higher education. I imagine you have had one.

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