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Spotlight: High Higher Ed salaries

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — A four-year degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will run an in-state undergrad student north of $100,000. That works out to about one-sixth of UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank’s annual base salary.

For all the gnashing of teeth about the cost of higher education from higher education, the chieftains of America’s public universities and colleges are earning a very comfortable living.

Costs to attend public universities skyrocketed 30 percent post-Great Depression between 2008 and 2018, according to CNBC. And human resources — particularly higher ed leadership — has much to do with that spike.

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