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Flanagan: ISU To Rely Even Less On State Funding

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:28:15 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

Illinois State University President Tim Flanagan
says the student expense to gain a degree from ISU cannot continue to go up the way it has in the last decade. But, during his State of the University Speech, Flanagan also said the institution cannot count on state government to make sure that doesn't happen.


Flanagan says less than a fifth of ISU's budget now comes from state appropriations. Enrollment fell slightly this year and Flanagan says ISu will have to increase efforts to have that rebound. Graduation rates and academic quality of students rose though. Flanagan says he has asked that planning begin for a new comprehensive fundraising campaign. The last one was back in 2005. It will take more than a year for the planning to happen.

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