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Higher enrollment helps to ease funding cuts
The flip side: Fewer classes; higher student-faculty ratio
Higher enrollment eases legislative funding cuts, but state support is historically low.
By Robb Murray, Free Press Staff Writer [published in The Free Press, Mankato, MN, 3/31/2011]
Enrollment growth may be the thing that keeps Minnesota State Mankato and South Central College from feeling the full sting from what looks to be a 13-year low for higher education.
Bills making their way through the Legislature call for dramatic cuts to higher education. The University of Minnesota system could see a 19 percent cut, while the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is looking at about a 13 percent cut.
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