Jan 272004
 
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

By:

Shandra Jordan

Colleen Buhrer

Willow Welter

Christopher J. Ortiz

According to today’s article, CSU is planning on leveling off

enrollment numbers, keeping numbers the same from last year, to

better handle the budget crisis it is facing. Ultimately this means

some students will be left out. Is it fair? No. But what other

option does CSU have?

It is almost guaranteed that CSU’s budget will hit the chopping

block this June. We could either keep our current growth rate and

all students will face larger classrooms and a greater student to

faculty ratio or we limit the number of new students. The option of

raising tuition is not effective enough to eliminate the dilemma of

choosing one of the two options because of the cap the Taxpayer’s

Bill of Rights puts on CSU and the state legislature’s ability to

raise tuition.

Traditionally, women and minorities are most vulnerable when it

comes to tighter admissions. Hopefully the university can help

minimize the impact this might have on women and minorities.

Decisions such as this always come with the process of weighing

the consequences. Either way, people’s higher educational

experience is going to suffer but this is a position TABOR has

placed CSU in.

The editorial board feels that tighter admissions will

regrettably prevent certain new students from furthering their

education but if CSU doesn’t tighten admissions then the 25,000

plus students currently at CSU will see a decrease in the quality

of their education.

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