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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by cu2x, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. cu2x

    cu2x Club Member Club Member

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    about 6 months ago, it was posted that Colo is 49th out of 50 states in money spent on higher education. There were more big cuts last year and they are looking at another tuition bump of up to 20% this year. At some point, parents and educators are going to say "enough" and sports, including football are going to suffer

    Why is Colorado so backwards on funding?
    If you love CU and/or are thinking about sendingyour kids there someday, this is scary stuff:
    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16273813
     
  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    The CU athletic department actually contributes money to the university, they are not a financial burden.

    I still say we should go private, F the state's input.
     
  3. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    State Constitutional Amendments that reuqire funding of certain things at inflexible levels (and always increasing) and TABOR requiring ever-shrinking budgets in economic times like these are probably the biggest factors.
     
  4. jahbrahakala

    jahbrahakala New Member

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    CU needs to privatize, and go the route of USC/Stanford. Enable our leadership to make quick decisions free from the cheap myopic handcuffs of this historically republican state where they want there Universities run like Charities. It's just a matter of time. When it happens, things will get better, though without as many native students. There is always CSU for them.
     
  5. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    But were USC/Stanford EVER public? I think those institutions have always been private.

    CU really CAN'T got private. The state owns EVERYTHING, property, facilities, etc.
     
  6. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    All States are dealing with similar issues. College cost have increased at an incredible rate versus the rate of inflation - colleges are going to have to take a hard look at how to cut cost and increase revenue. By the way that ranking number is a little skewed - it was actually a 48th rank and it was state funding per capita and did not include other funding streams. The real question is where does Colorado's tax revenues go? Colorado is far from the lowest taxed state but seems to not have any money for anything...(the answer is the number of state employees and high pay rates).
     
  7. XIIfan

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    Here at Okie State they looked in to that (likely just for fun) and quickly decided that $750M was just getting started. University infrastructure is very expensive and most state schools just don't have that cash. This didn't include the retirement funds that are held by the state. That is likely billions.
     
  8. SCB

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    T-Bone should be able to cover that.
     

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