Penn Vet’s state-of-the-art New Bolton Center in Kennett Square might soon be out of reach for some Pennsylvania students, according to an editorial in The Scranton Times-Tribune.
Penn Vet is one of a number of educational institutions that are still waiting for this year’s state funding due to the budget stalemate in Harrisburg. The delay threatens to further reduce the already low number of in-state students, and add to the ongoing “brain drain” across the Keystone State.
Penn Vet is of vital importance to the region’s agriculture industry. The school is a glowing exception to the brain drain issue, with 75 percent of its graduates staying in the state and practicing locally.
Educational institutions are important to the local economy. The annual statewide economic impact of Penn State alone is $17 billion, according to Penn State President Eric Barron.
Read more about the budget issue in The Scranton Times-Tribune here.