Add It Up: Lowering Higher Education?

Amount, in dollars, of proposed cuts to Georgia state colleges and universities: 600 million

Percentage by which tuition might be increased at state colleges and universities to meet shortfall: 77

Total number of temporary faculty and staff jobs that could be eliminated to make up the shortfall: 2500

Estimated drop in freshman enrollment at UGA thanks to reduced number of teaching positions: 500

Current Georgia unemployment rate in percentage: 10

Number of people who have signed the Georgia Democrats' petition to block the proposed cuts: 2,517

Approximate number of Georgia college students who protested budget cuts outside Capitol on March 3: 40

Salary, in dollars, of Georgia Tech's president: $634,138

Salary, in dollars, of University System of Georgia Board of Regents Chancellor Errol Davis, who oversees college and university budgets: $549,206.43

Amount, in dollars, the state's earmarked to renovate the UGA President's mansion (where the current president doesn't even live): $750,000

Number of University of Georgia employees who make "part-time" wages but work "full-time" hours: 40

Sources: CNN.com, GeorgiaDemocrat.org, NYTimes.com, NPR.org, Business Week, Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Red and Black, AJC.com

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