NSHE Spending Growth

Here is how much NSHE has been spending the past few years:

Year
Total Spending
General Fund Spending

2001-02
$495,831,297
$346,845,022

2002-03
$530,804,136
$370,593,608

2003-04
$623,544,443
$482,655,305

2004-05
$660,235,771
$506,746,590

2005-06
$734,687,365
$557,374,664

2006-07
$792,195,555
$591,813,068

2007-08
$837,905,664
$639,293,540

2008-09
$912,423,319
$677,091,932

Over the seven years above, higher ed spending increased from $496 million to $912 million, an 84% increase. Nevada taxpayers’ contribution (the General Fund) was even higher, an increase of over 95% since FY 2002.

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Millenium Scholarship

University Regents are elected to set policy for Nevada’s system of higher education and hire the chancellor. Yesterday, they heard that for the first time in a long time, the amount of financial assistance given to students was lower than the year before.

Some people knew this was coming as early as the year 2001. By then, Governor Guinn had seen the first numbers on his Millennium Scholarship program. It was pretty easy, then, to extrapolate that first year’s results out into the future and reach …

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US Tops In Higher Ed Spending

The United States spends more on higher education, as a percentage of gross domestic product, than any other industrialized nation. Are we getting our money’s worth?

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Dentists Per Nevadan

You have to go several places to put the data together… but Nevada now ranks 23rd of 51 states in the number of dentists per capita. Advocates of endlessly expanding our University system justify hemorrhagic spending of higher taxes on our dental school on the grounds that we rank “at the bottom of the list” of dentists per capita – a claim now proven false.

Here is data on the number of dentists…

Here is data on the number of people…

Here are the results…

Dentist Data – 2006

Per …

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Higher Ed report card

Here is “Measuring UP 2006: The National Report Card on Higher Education” from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.

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