Legislative member furlough ends April 9th and the Senate Higher Education subcommittee (Senators John Courson, Danny Verdin and Robert Ford) will resume its work for the next two weeks.
The attached diagram depicts the serious inequity in the University of South Carolina Beaufort's funding—and demonstrates how the $1.2 M House budget increase begins to address the problem. This parity funding is critical to USCB’s ability to maintain academic programs and essential services to students.
The House budget that raised USC Beaufort's funding only to the level of the next lowest funded "teaching" university, USC Upstate. Please ask your Senate contacts to support the USC system request to address parity funding this year.
In the 2012 fiscal year, the average funding per full time equivalent South Carolina resident for institutions in the teaching sector was $2,487. In contrast, USCB received only $940 per South Carolina resident served.