They want more money to educate fewer students. Duh? – State university system pledges to transform amid struggles | News | witf.org

Photo by Ben Allen/witf This story has been updated with further detail. (Harrisburg) — Leaders of Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system promised lawmakers a transformation amid declining enrollments and rising costs, as well as lackluster state support that skeptical Republican lawmakers suggested Tuesday was not a coincidence. The hearing before the House Appropriations Committee came after the fall enrollment at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education fell below 100,000 for the first time since 2001. Public university systems in many states face similar challenges, including declining high school graduation numbers and stagnant post-recession state aid.

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