Gov. Rick Scott: Make College In Florida A Good Investment

Friday, November 9, 2012

A college degree is an investment, and the state’s public universities need to show they are providing good returns for both their students and Florida taxpayers, Gov. Rick Scott told members of the state Board of Governors Tuesday.

Scott also made that clear that he opposes increasing tuition rates, despite concerns from some that the state university system is underfunded.

“I don’t believe we ought to be raising tuition,” Scott said. “I’m still concerned about the cost of higher education.”

University leaders argue the state has left schools little choice. As schools are being challenged to increase student achievement, they’re also being asked to absorb state budget reductions.

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