So wait… you’re telling me that the Athletic Department gets more money than Comparative Literature studies? Get Out!
Yeah, Brian Meehan does wade through a few obvious points, but his recent column is definitely must read. Key quotes:
Oregon no longer is a state-funded university. This year, the state’s share of the $404.9 million budget has dipped to 13 percent, down from 31 percent in 1990. Tuition, which generates 31 percent of the budget, next year is proposed to increase 12 percent to $5,484 for in-state students.
Oregon has maintained its financial health largely through landing research grants and contracts, which now generate 26 percent of its budget. The athletic department is part of this trend. The $37 million athletic budget is self-sustaining and football largely supports most of the other sports.
Hat nodding thing: Oregon Sports Fan