Paul L. Caron

Friday, April 27, 2012

UC-Hastings Reduces Incoming Class by 20%, Cuts 27 Staff Positions

UC Hastings LogoUC-Hastings has announced a permanent 20% reduction in the size of its incoming class, resulting in a $2.1 million budget cut which it is absorbing by staff reductions (10 laid off, 10 full-time reduced to part-time, and 7 voluntary severances). Tuition for California residents will be $46,500 in 2012-13 (up from  $20,900 in 2004-05).  For more on the grim details, see:

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The University of California is cutting back at one of its law schools, UC-Hastings, at the same time that it has wasted money to add another one, UC-Irvine.

Posted by: Woody | Apr 27, 2012 8:50:37 PM

That's roughly a 12.1% annual increase compared to the 2.9% average increase in the CPI over the same period. Seems like it's possible that by throwing cheap money at the schools (in the form of low-interest student loans) the government once again created artificial demand for higher education. When quantity demanded is greater than quantity supplied prices go up. In this case tuition increased at 4 times the inflation rate. Wow.

Posted by: RichmondG30 | Apr 27, 2012 11:35:12 AM

The "low hanging fruit" are being culled - wonder if any of the deans or chancellors will offer up a portion of their salaries or entitlements to benefit the least among them? Yes another good day in the world of academia. lol

Posted by: fernstalbert | Apr 27, 2012 11:33:07 AM