UW Net Assets Rise Despite Static State Aid

Chart of the Day | February 11, 2015

[Madison, Wisc…] Gov. Scott Walker introduced his 2015-17 budget early last week and it included a $150 million annual cut for the University of Wisconsin System in exchange for greater autonomy. Many opponents to Walker’s plan have said the UW System would not be able to absorb the cuts, so the MacIver Institute has decided to delve into the system’s finances. The chart above shows that even as state aid for the UW System stayed relatively static over the years, its assets have continue to grow – nearly doubling from 2002 to 2014.

Stayed tuned for more charts and information about the UW System as the debate about Walker’s proposed budget continues.