As State Funds Dry Up, Many Community Colleges Rely More on Tuition Than on Taxes to Get By

Brett Flashnick for The Chronicle

With state aid for colleges in South Carolina falling fast, Marshall (Sonny) White Jr., president of Midlands Technical College, has planned for operating without any public funds at all. "We had been told by some legislators, ... 'You ought to be prepared.'"
February 06, 2011

Community colleges have traditionally been the most public of public higher education, receiving a much higher proportion of their revenue from state and local taxes than four-year institutions do, and typically serving a wider range of students—in…

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