KQED’s John Myers tweets that both CSU Chancellor John Reed and UC Chancellor Mark Yudof have stated that the governor’s proposed $500 million in higher education budget cuts will not trigger tuition hikes at state schools. Reed, however, said CSU will cut degrees and admissions. The remarks came at a press event.

Meanwhile, California Watch reports today:

University of California President Mark Yudof has set a target for the Berkeley campus to cut $80.8 million from its budget for the coming year, as the 10-campus university system struggles to come to terms with a $500 million reduction in funds proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown…

UC Berkeley, often ranked as the world’s leading public university, is being asked to absorb a larger share of the budget cuts, at least in part because it has the ability to raise more money than most other campuses from a range of sources. It is also able to generate revenue by attracting more foreign and out-of-state students, who are willing to pay higher tuition for the privilege of attending UC’s flagship school.

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