Appropriations Summary

Actual[75]

Recommended

Savings

 

 

 

 

Interdepartmental Grants:

0

0

0

Federal Funds:

$5,149,700

$5,149,700

0

State General Fund/General Purpose:

$1,423,887,400

$1,216,843,473

$207,043,927

Special Revenue Funds:

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Gross Appropriation:

$1,429,037,100

$1,221,993,173

$207,043,927

The Higher Education budget directly funds the operations of Michigan's 13 public four year universities. In addition, the budget also contains appropriations for the following programs: the Martin Luther King, Jr. - Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks College Day Program; the Martin Luther King, Jr. - Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program; the Grant and Financial Aid Program; and various state and regional programs--all of which should be slated for either elimination or reduction.

As is the case with Michigan's community colleges, the rate of increase in higher education expenditures has far exceeded the rate of increase in enrollment and inflation. To remedy this problem, expenditures should be retroactively indexed to enrollment and inflation. This would produce an immediate, and long overdue, savings to the Michigan taxpayer, and encourage changes that would increase the efficiency of these institutions.