U of M President Is Highest Paid Public College Leader

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Mary Sue Coleman of the University of Michigan is the highest paid public university president this year with $724,604 in compensation.

She's followed by David P. Roselle of the University of Delaware and Mark G Yudof of the University of Texas system.

That's according to an annual survey released today by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

But those salaries are considerably lower than the top paychecks at private schools.

Five private college presidents have cracked the one million compensation barrier.

Nine earned more than $900,000, a figure none broke in last year's report.

Those figures are for fiscal 2004, the most recent information available for private schools.