UC administrative staff tripled in two decades

As reported by Capitol Weekly:

Rising university tuition costs have been a hot topic in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers have tangled with UC executives over budgets, spending and state investment levels in higher education.

Long story short: The University of California says the state needs to increase its investment in its public universities to stave off tuition hikes, while the state wants UC to be more creative and willing when it comes to penny-pinching.

This political tension is rooted in the fundamental question recently asked by the New York Times: Why does college cost so much?

California is typical of other states. Since 1993 …

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