"To put this in context, it costs the college approximately $6,200 to educate a typical full-time student, and the state is funding only $325 per full-time student," PCC Registrar Michael Tulino said.
"The college falls deeper in the hole for every student it enrolls."
The college makes up the $5,900 gap through local taxes, tuition and budget cuts.
said PCC wants to ensure that the quality of instruction and support services remains high.
"The services that students receive throughout their Pima experience are - and will remain - very important to us," Tulino
"In the past, the thinking was that everyone has the right to come to Pima and fail," Tulino
"The goal of the new admission standards is to give our students the opportunity to succeed."
predicted that tough economic times will continue for the foreseeable future.
"Unemployment remains high," he
"The stock market continues to fluctuate.
The European economic situation is unstable.
Decision-makers in Washington appear unable to work together to deal with serious issues like the deficit."
Given those factors, Tulino
said, it is probably too early to predict what a post-recession world might be like.
"But in good times or bad, the college will never retreat from our commitment to the community we serve," he