December 3, 2013

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Wither, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania’s 14-university state system is feeling the burn of budget cuts and declining enrollment with little relief in sight.

In the last few years, the universities have shed 5 percent of their permanent work force and discontinued or frozen new enrollment to 198 academic programs. But that wasn’t enough to shore up their budgets. Now universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education are looking to end programs, lay off dozens of full-time faculty members, and cut ties with numerous adjuncts and more staffers.

No surprise to those who have been reading InstaPundit, of course.