Despite tight times, college faculty get pay hikes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Despite dwindling state funding, the faculty at Indiana's seven public colleges and universities are getting pay raises this year.

School administrators tell The Indianapolis Star that the salary increases are a must to attract and keep the best faculty members possible.

While state support for higher education has dwindled, the increases are paid for through a number of other funding sources.

Indiana University and Indiana State, for instance, are expecting enrollment growth this fall, and all are projecting revenue from tuition increases.

IU is leading the way in salary increases, giving a 5.5 percent salary hike to 10 percent of its professors and smaller amounts to other faculty.

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