State colleges raise salaries

Stefanie Botelho's picture

Tuition isn't the only thing that has increased by double-digit percentages at Alabama universities in recent years.

Some universities saw significant average salary increases between the 2005-06 and 2011-12 academic years, according to information from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Others were smaller and more in line with Legislature-allocated cost-of-living increases given early in that time frame.

Higher education officials said, despite the rising tuition year after year for students, that higher salaries for professors are necessary to recruit and retain quality personnel.

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