Conservative study lauds university system, pans admin costs

June 19, 2013

by Jeff Schweers

The Gainesville Sun


A conservative Florida think tank commends Florida's university system for offering an affordable and quality higher education for students during a deep economic downturn and state budget cuts.

But it also criticizes the system for the growth in administrative costs and salaries, and for policies that appear to restrict student speech and academic freedom.

"Florida Rising: An Assessment of Public Universities in the Sunshine State," a report by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni and The James Madison Institute, looked at 11 public four-year undergraduate programs in the state university system. It's the 11th state report the council and institute have produced and will be presented Thursday at the Board of Governors meeting in Tampa...

Schools: University of Florida