CT universities could face 650 layoffs, big tuition hikes

Connecticut’s regional university and college system could eliminate more than 3,500 full and part-time jobs — including 654 layoffs — while boosting student tuition and fees by as much as $1,000 by 2025, based on funding in the latest state budget proposal.

And while higher education faces “devastation” — as one legislator described it — under the budget recommended by the Appropriations Committee, that’s still the most favorable budget scenario on the table to date.

The budget the Appropriations Committee endorsed for 2023-24 and 2024-25 falls $109 million short of the cost needed to maintain current services in the first fiscal year and $225 million below in the second.

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