UC’s and CSU’s: Getting a Bigger Bang for the Buck


Californians have historically placed a high value on higher education. California’s universities have generally been viewed as among the best in the world. However, as the cost of providing higher education keeps rising, the UC and CSU systems have seen significant cuts in state funding in the last few years.

While the economy and the State’s funding of higher education are finally beginning to improve, the Governor has made it clear that the UC and CSU systems will have to do more with less. Can higher education costs be cut, while at the came time improving access and graduation rates? What are the Governor’s proposals to improve higher education in CA and will they work?

H.D. Palmer, the Deputy Director of External Affairs at the CA Department of Finance; Jennifer Kuhn, Deputy Legislative Analyst and expert on education issues at the non-partisan CA LAO; and Republican Assemblymemebr Kristin Olsen of Modesto comment on this episode of the Maddy Report.

Comentary provided by CSU Fresno President John Welty; CSU Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell; CSU Stanislaus President Joseph F. Sheley; and UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland.