Enrollment drop is latest challenge for Georgia colleges
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia education officials say another round of state budget cuts coupled with declining enrollment will make it more difficult for colleges to cut spending without harming students.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/OMm2S1) that members of the state Board of Regents were told on Tuesday that the state's higher education system is experiencing a rare enrollment decline.
John Brown, vice chancellor for fiscal affairs, says that means many colleges -- particularly 2-year schools -- will immediately have less money because they'll receive less tuition revenue.
Earlier, Gov. Nathan Deal ordered $108 million in proposed cuts from the University System of Georgia. That translates to a $54 million reduction for this fiscal year and an additional $54 million for next year.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com
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