State funding support for world-class public universities, like Berkeley, the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia has been reduced as low as zero to 20%. The top tier public universities learned many years ago it was necessary for them to become research universities, which are profit centers, to fund their operations. UNLV and UNR are far behind on the curve in becoming self-sustaining. Both must develop as world renowned research universities to earn income to survive and succeed.
Today Jim discusses the many attributes and plans of UNR and UNLV to make both universities competitive with the other world-class U.S. public universities.
One of the largest grants in Nevada’s history was awarded to UNLV’s Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach. Each year this program coordinates the largest suite of federally funded TRIO and GEAR UP programs in the nation, helping 70,000 middle and high school students prepare for college: