Slashed budgets push UW faculty to Minnesota

A decrease in state support for UW system schools affects not only students, but faculty as well. With the average student support dropping over $3,500 in the past 15 years and tuition projected to increase by $10,000* from 2010 to 2020, UW-Madison students are finding it more difficult than ever to attend college. But students aren’t the only group affected by the decrease in state support.

Dedicated Wisconsin teachers are moving on for Wisconsin’s Western neighbor, Minnesota. With decreases in state funding, UW-Madison will slash $250 million from their budget from 2015 to 2017. As the state of Minnesota continues to soar above Wisconsin financially, making the move from UW-Madison to a Minnesota school is becoming more appealing for some UW-Madison educators.

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*Refers to non-resident tuition; in-state tuition is expected to increase roughly $3,000 from 2010 to 2020.