John Casteen Dan Addison

“For 20 years, our state has put essentially every other priority ahead of education. It has done this for so long that most people simply take it for granted now that the state can dodge this most basic of its obligations. The rankings include many sub scores. Again this year, these emphasize how very far behind Virginia is in its support for its public colleges and universities—support that is now very probably the lowest in the country.”

—President John T. Casteen III, commenting on the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges, in which UVA slipped to the No. 64 spot in the “financial resources” category