Report recommends strategies to strengthen public research

Public/private partnerships and new revenue sources among recommendations for strategic directions at public research universities.

Over the past decade, state funding of public research universities (PRUs) has declined an average of 34% nationwide — a more severe drop than in any other sector of higher education, according to a new report from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

On average, state appropriations now account for only 18% of the total educational revenue per full-time equivalent student at PRUs — a dramatic decrease from 32% in 2000. In response, PRUs have cut spending and raised tuition

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