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Florida College Presidents’ Compensation Ranges From $143,866 to $630,157

| May 14, 2013

The contracts for Florida’s 28 state college presidents range widely, totaling almost $10 million in compensation, and in several cases seem to violate state law, according to a review released Monday by Gov. Rick Scott’s top oversight official.

Florida Colleges Vow to Be 1st in U.S. to Double Graduation Rates By 2020–With Extra Funding

| July 18, 2012

Florida’s 28 state and community colleges will request a 35 percent increase in state funding to reach those goals and think Gov. Rick Scott will back their play. Graduating from a four-year college costs $23,647.

K-12 Education Would Get a $1.2 Billion Boost, Higher Ed Would Be Slashed By $400 Million

| February 8, 2012

The proposed increase–and higher ed decrease–comes as Gov. Scott has vowed to veto any budget that does not significantly increase education spending, even though lawmakers are trying to close a nearly $2 billion shortfall without raising taxes.

In a Break, College Presidents Draw a Line Against Universities Over Tuition Increases

| February 6, 2012

Breaking with their counterparts at the state’s universities, presidents at a handful of Florida colleges urged lawmakers to be cautious about any moves that could push tuition upward again.

Dim Futures: Florida’s Student-Loan Default Rate Rises to 10 Highest in the Nation

| September 13, 2011

Students are defaulting on loans at higher rates, especially in Florida, because of a lousy job market, higher interest rates, and a rise in for-profit colleges that typically charge more than public colleges.

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