Two recent articles in the New York Times prove universities can cut costs without decreasing the quality of education.
- Susquehanna University saved almost $3,000 as students participated in a contest to reduce energy consumption. Participating dorms received 25% of the savings.
- Dickinson College is saving $150,000 by cutting back on free laundry for students and the school held a virtual swim meet saving about $900 in travel costs.
- And my favorite, Carleton College in Minnesota saved $75,000 by cutting free access to HBO and ESPN in college dorms.
In related news PHEAA’s board approved a resolution to cut the number of legislators on the board from 16 to 12. Auditor general Jack Wagner wasn’t impressed, his audit called for a 50% reduction or 8 lawmakers.
For more cost cutting suggestions check out our policy brief on higher ed.