Across the nation, public universities are slicing and dicing their way through one of the worst budget years in recent memory.
But the methods vary. Here are what three states are doing to help their universities.
• In Missouri, the governor has made a pledge to give public universities as much funding this year as they received a year ago if they agreed not to raise tuition and fees.
• In Maryland, a proposed state budget would actually increase money to higher education.
• In Oregon, legislators are pushing a stimulus package that would include $88 million for higher education in that state.