Texas Southern University beset by $7M budget deficit
The Associated Press Posted on April 28, 2014 at 3:14 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - Texas Southern University is contending with a nearly 10 percent loss of enrollment, a $7 million budget shortfall and a drop in its bond rating.
It would take an additional 300 to 400 students next year to close the budget gap. The Houston-based university has 7,744 full-time students but President John Rudley wants to push that number in excess of 10,00...
Post by marchingband1969 on Apr 30, 2014 13:46:56 GMT -5
Here's another HBCU that slept through the past 5 year of recession and state funding cuts. So now they realize that they are 300 to 400 students short...what the hell has Admissions been doing? So what they are saying is in the whole state of Texas...hell the whole U.S. they couldn't find 300 more students to come to their college. I could understand if you were at North Decota State but this is Texas. Come on guys.
I understand, but I don't like the idea of pushing to get students in order to fill coffers. That was the main thing I didn't like about Renick's tenure. Accepting any and everybody in order to increase enrollment and not actually planning for their success after you get their tuition money.
Texas has a whole lot of schools. sTu isn't exactly a glamor destination. Methinks if you could get in elsewhere and afford to go, you go elsewhere. If sTu didn't come up with some scholarship money to entice students to enroll there, then the enrollment suffers. I don't mean that to be a dig at sTu, but that is the reality of the situation.