UO’s Board of Trustees loves to blame our low faculty pay and constant tuition increases on underfunding by our state government. That is no longer true. I wonder who they’ll blame next?
Here’s some data from SHEEO’s latest “State Effort Report”. The median state is Washington, Oregon is 2 spots below. (Note that the skewed distribution means the mean is above the median).
When I came here in 1995, Oregon was a poor state, but incomes are now above the US average. And if you adjust for income, Oregon support is about 12% below the US average, but again close to the median: