Does anybody know exactly what is happening in terms of funding for UCSF? I've been accepted to their MEPN program, but it's very disconcerting to know that masters specialties are being cut for lack of funding, and that funding for the program overall has gone way down (and consequently, that tuition has gone way up). It's a bad sign when only 60 students are being admitted, when in past years they've had the funding to admit 75 or even 90.
Will my specialty (CNM/WHNP) still be admitting new students a year or two in the future? Will more and more of the classes be totally online? Who knows. I tried to get some information about UCSF's financial situation on the interview day but basically nobody gave me a straight answer. No matter how good a school's program is, without enough funding the quality of the education they can offer will necessarily suffer, and if I'm going to spend tens of thousands of dollars on an a degree I'd at least like to know that the program is still going to be around 5 years from now.
Anyone have any insight on this?