Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

682.2 million—amount in dollars of cuts to the University of North Carolina system in the 2011-2013 budget approved by the General Assembly last summer (“Underpreparing for the Future: North Carolina’s Divestment in Post-Secondary Education,” N.C. Budget & Center, April 2012)

235 million—amount in dollars of cuts to community colleges in the 2011-2013 budget approved by the General Assembly last summer (Ibid)

9.88—amount in dollars invested in higher education per $1,000 of personal income in North Carolina in 2011-2012 by the budget approved by the General Assembly last summer (Ibid)

12.37—amount in dollars of the 30-year average of investment in higher education per $1,000 of personal income in North Carolina (Ibid)

23—percentage that tuition at university system has increased in the last year in response to budget cuts (Ibid)

52—percentage increase in tuition at university system since 2008-2009 academic year (Ibid)

22—percentage that need-based financial aid for university students has been cut in the past year (Ibid)

17.7—percentage that tuition at community colleges has increased in the last year (Ibid)

14—percentage increase in enrollment at UNC system during the recent recession (Ibid)

10—-percentage decrease in state funding of the UNC system during the recent recession in inflation-adjusted dollars (Ibid)

60—percentage of jobs that will require post-secondary education by 2018 (Ibid)

32—percentage of income that poor and working class families paid before the recession for costs at two-year colleges (National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2008)