The New York Times: “Higher Education Seeks Answers to Leaner Years”

By Jon Marcus

The New York Times: "Higher Education Seeks Answers to Leaner Years" 1

With an important source of revenue down and the flow of customers flattening out, one of the biggest businesses in Georgia — its public university system — is turning to a strategy of consolidations and mergers to improve efficiency and cut costs.

The system has shrunk from 35 campuses to 28, helping compensate for a nearly 20 percent cut in state funding from 2008 to 2016 and an enrollment that this spring rose only two-tenths of a percent over last year’s spring semester. More consolidations are underway, reducing four of the remaining campuses to two.

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