Missouri State University President Clif Smart took to Twitter after Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which begins in July. The $28.8 billion budget includes a reduction of at least $68 million for public colleges and universities.
According to Smart, $8.6 million would be cut from Missouri State under the proposed budget, which is a 10 percent reduction over last year’s budget. The university received 6.5 percent cut last year. Smart said, if the budget passes as is, “both services and tuition/fees will be impacted.”