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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 06:57 PM

Ohio public universities saving money but task force says more must be done

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's public universities are making progress in saving money and collaborating but much more needs to be done, according to a report from a task force that studied affordability and efficiency.

Ohio college tuition and fees remains 6 percent above the national average, say members of the Ohio Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency in Higher Education, which Gov. John Kasich established in 2015 to recommend ways public colleges can be more efficient and productive.

"Regardless of the origins of the problem, the result is unacceptable," states the report released Thursday. "Ohio's colleges and universities hold an unmistakable obligation to do everything in their realm to provide students with an affordable, high-quality education."

The 14 Ohio public colleges plan to save $1.2 billion over five years, under action plans they submitted to the task force.

Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/02/public_universities_making_pro.html

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PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2017 #1

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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 07:00 PM

1. One place to cut would be the salaries of football coaches.

Everything I read about big college sports indicates that, despite the common wisdom, they generally lose money, or at best break even. And going to a bowl game, or the March Madness tournaments for basketball, wind up costing a whole lot more.

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