It’s good to be king
With the California budget in such a dire state, the money spent on university heads remains a hot issue. Here’s a look at how much public college executives took home in the 2006-07 school year. (Salaries are the average; total compensation includes housing and/or car allowances.) For comparison, Chico State President Paul Zingg’s 2007-08 salary base was $279,500, plus $50,000 for housing and $12,000 for a car allowance.
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|Cal State system||$377,000||$455,243|
|San Diego State||$272,214||$305,154|
*$71,750 of total compensation came from private sources
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education
Public universities in France are free, with the exception of La Sorbonne, which costs the American equivalent of $100 a semester.