Gov. Rick Perry sent a strong message to universities on Monday: Those not graduating their students would receive less funding under a proposal that he’s pushing.
During a news conference at Thomas Jefferson High School in northwest Dallas, Perry provided information on several proposals that he said are necessary to graduate more Texas students with college degrees – and in a timely manner.
One plan would link 10 percent of a university’s funding to how many students actually graduate with degrees. Under the existing formula, funding is based primarily on enrollment.
“If you’re not graduating your students, you’ll get less state funding,” Perry said.