Wisconsin Policy Forum releases report on the state of higher ed

The Wisconsin Policy Forum today issued a report on the financial state of higher education in Wisconsin, including UW System and UW-Madison.

The report details the financial challenges facing the state’s four-year and two-year campuses in the UW System and Wisconsin Technical College System, including the mounting impact of COVID-19.  It also offers some suggestions and recommendations to policymakers for how to help the systems thrive.

“UW-Madison strives to be a good steward of state dollars while fulfilling our mission of teaching, research and outreach. I welcome public discussion and reports like this, which raises a number of important issues related to maintaining a strong system of higher education in the state,” said UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “I hope that policymakers will consider these issues as they construct and deliberate over the upcoming biennial budget. We share with all UW campuses in Wisconsin the goal of providing Wisconsin high school graduates the best value for their education dollar.”

Media coverage of the report:

Wisconsin Public Radio

Report: Wisconsin Ranks 41st In Nation For Total Revenues To Higher Education

Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin’s tuition freeze squeezes its campuses tighter than other states have, report says

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Report: Wisconsin’s public colleges are falling behind as state funds lag and enrollment drops