View Single Post
Old 07-12-2016, 02:40 PM
Tiger80 Tiger80 is online now
Ring of Honor
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 17,569
Post Why isn't Clemson in this list of Top 25 Public Universities?

I work in the University System of Georgia so we receive PR emails including a recent one noting that UGA was ranked #17 in this list of Top 25 Public Universities by Forbes.

I wonder where we are on the list. There is a great deal of controversy with these lists because they can be gamed.

Another issue I have is listing any of the service academies on the list as a public university. There is a quota for entering any of the service academies, so it is impractical for the average person to think of attending them.

I am proud of my bachelor's degree and doctorate degree from Clemson. We are clearly an excellent university, but I do think the SC State legislature has priced Clemson out of the category of affordable public universities by their limited funding (I think Clemson now receives less than 15% of its overall budget from the state). All one has to do is compare in-state tuition at Clemson to in-state tuition in Georgia or North Carolina, our immediate neighboring states to realize that. The poor funding of the state legislature has forced us to raise our tuition.
Reply With Quote