Chart: College executive compensation

In its most recent annual compensation survey, the Chronicle of Higher Education has found 30 college and university presidents out of 448 who made more than $1 million in the 2008-09 year — up from 23 in the previous survey.

Compensation comparisons may be tough because rules have changed the way institutions report their compensation packages. The Chronicle reports, however:

But one thing remained the same: As in years past, the top earners included presidents who received large payouts when they stepped down.

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