Colorado's Public Colleges Brace for Loss of State Support

Adams State U.

State support accounts for more than 30 percent of the budget at Adams State U., where some 90 percent of students receive financial aid. Whether the university could survive without that support is an open question, says David P. Svaldi, its president: "Even if we could keep our doors open, we would have a different kind of student here."
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In the coming years, Colorado's public colleges will continue to sit on campuses built in part by the state government. They will be branded with monikers like "state" and "Colorado." And they will strive to serve residents first and foremost.

But if...

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