GV named winner in funding debate by Crain’s Detroit Business

GVL Staff

The Detroit/Southeast Michigan-based business and news information website, Crain’s Detroit Business, has named Grand Valley State University “a big winner in the performance-funding debate for higher education in Michigan.”
“Under the Senate, House and governor’s model, GVSU will receive a large funding hike from its historically lower rate,” Crain’s Detroit Business reporter Dustin Walsh wrote in an April 30 article posted on their website.
The article praised GVSU for boasting a 44.4 percent enrollment increase from 2001 to 2010 while receiving the lowest amount of per-pupil funding from the state out of any of Michigan’s 15 public universities.
“For the last 25 years or more, all of the universities were funded the same way, and it didn’t matter what your baseline funding was,” Matt McLogan, GVSU’s vice president of university relations was quoted as saying in the article. “The result of that was that our growth caused us to become the lowest-funded university (per student) in Michigan.”
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