UW-System Budget Invests in Wisconsin's Future
Thanks to the efforts of Republicans, Wisconsin is making one of the largest investments ever in higher education. This week, Joint Committee on Finance approved an additional $36 million, bringing the state's total investment in UW-System to more than $1.1 billion per year.
The UW-System is crucial to our state's economy, to our future, and to our way of life. We are working to keep our system schools affordable and effective.
Building on the success of outcome-based funding used in Wisconsin's technical colleges, UW-System's budget will also include a similar plan. UW schools would be incentivized to earn additional funding by meeting performance goals such as graduation rates and job placement.
This budget will help the UW-System adapt to an ever changing environment of rapidly advancing technology and a shifting workforce. We count on System to produce the leaders of tomorrow, and we are helping them achieve that goal.
The budget plan approved by the Joint Committee on Finance also makes major investments in Alzheimer's and cancer research and makes a major investment in the education of the brave men and women who protect our nation.