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Wright State was one of only five universities to get a “strong progress” ranking for providing financial advising. Wright State officials were not immediately available to comment on the report today.
Wright State officials have been trying to reduce expenses for the past year as the school’s unrestricted reserve fund has dropped from more than $100 million in 2012 to just $12.9 million as of June. This week the university also announced it would impose a hiring freeze.
Of area colleges, Miami University and Ohio State University received the best marks in the progress report. Miami was praised for its five-year fiscal goals, operations review and cost diagnostics while Ohio State only needed to make more progress in its cost diagnostics and financial advising of students, according to the report.
Central State University received a positive rating for utilizing joint contracts but some improvement was still needed in every other area of affordability and cost saving measures, according to the report.
The University of Cincinnati was rated highly for its financial advising.
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