24 August 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index 2012 Appropriations Acts Part 11 – Act 11A UPITT Subsidy






                                                   Appropriation Act 11A of 2012   11 July 2  SB 1123 University of Pittsburgh

The Liberty Index scores Act 11A of 2012 AGAINST LIBERTY because of the misallocation of taxpayer resources and because of the lack of evidence that subsidy  produces intended results at an affordable price.

University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning on 132 Acre campus is sustained and maintained, in part, by government coerced taxpayer subsidies. This year $136, 076,000 is spent and how many Pennsylvanians attend UPITT out of a population of 12.7 million people?

UPITT Total  Enrollment Statistics  Total Enrollment: 28,823 (18,371 undergraduates) Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 82%    4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%    6-Year Graduation Rate: 78%  I was not able to find the number of Pennsylvania students

House Fiscal Note  SUMMARY: Senate Bill 1123 is the Commonwealth’s non-preferred appropriation to the University of Pittsburgh for fiscal year 2012-2013. It will take effect July 1, 2012, or immediately, whichever is later.


ANALYSIS: This legislation appropriates a total of $136,076,000 for The University of Pittsburgh. It specifies $133,993,000 is for general support and $2,083,000 is for rural education outreach. These are the same amounts that were appropriated for fiscal year 2011-2012.


FISCAL IMPACT: Enactment of this legislation will cost the Commonwealth $136,076,000 in fiscal year 2012-2013 only.

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