I lead a university becoming a polytechnic. It’s possible thanks to public investment.
It's become almost a cliche to say that we live in an era of budget reductions and rising tuition in public higher education.
But as it turns out, we're actually starting to see projected increases in funding for public colleges in several states. And California is leading the way. Budgets for our public two-year colleges and four-year universities have seen consistent growth, even as the state has largely held the line on tuition for the past decade.
Originally published: April 4, 2022
Author: Tom Jackson Jr.
Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt
Published by: Higher Ed Dive