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Fried_Fart t1_jd94cyc wrote


I think the two of you were talking about different things. Last I checked PSU doesn’t have a military 😂


Pink_Slyvie t1_jd94rpe wrote

No. Cut the federal military budget, and reallocate that to social programs


Fried_Fart t1_jd96qm3 wrote

Yes, I know that’s what you’re saying.

The person you replied to was talking about the administrative headcount of Universities, not the federal government


Pink_Slyvie t1_jd96ujx wrote

I'm aware. That's hardly any money on that scale.


Monkeytohs t1_jd98xsi wrote

You're apples to oranges here. Federal and State are two separate entities.


MartianActual t1_jd993d7 wrote

On average university admins are 4x larger than they were in the 1990s. That is literally where most of the increased cost of tuition goes.


Pink_Slyvie t1_jd9cbe0 wrote

Show me the numbers.


Calint t1_jd9lkma wrote

Not OP, but here are some numbers I found.

During the 1980-1981 school year, public and private institutions spent $20.7 billion in total on instruction, and $13 billion on academic support, student services and institutional support combined, according to data from the National Center for Educational Statistics. By the 2014-2015 school year, total instructional costs had climbed to $148 billion, while the same grouping of administrative expenses had risen to $122.3 billion.

Put another way, administrative spending comprised just 26% of total educational spending by American colleges in 1980-1981, while instructional spending comprised 41%. Three decades later, the two categories were almost even: administrative spending made up 24% of schools’ total expenditures, while instructional spending made up 29%.

Forbes Article from 2017


Pink_Slyvie t1_jd9m7lu wrote

These are not things to cut.


Calint t1_jd9o1b7 wrote

That was not the question you asked in this thread. The claim was admins are 4x larger today than the 1990s. You said show the numbers. I provided numbers.


epicchocoballer t1_jd98z3r wrote

Administrative bloat account for massive amount of (wasted) spending in education and healthcare settings.

Social programs account for a bigger percentage of the federal budget than the military does.


BluCurry8 t1_jd9a377 wrote

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. The military budget is close to $1Trillion. Annually. You have no clue what you are talking about


epicchocoballer t1_jd9a9p2 wrote

You would be well served to take a gander at this, maybe you will learn something new


BluCurry8 t1_jd9t4p0 wrote

Sorry bud. You are lumping in Social Security and Medicare. Both are paid for with separate payroll taxes. It is the military budget against all other administrative funding. You are just spinning it to make a confidently incorrect assertion!!