TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The number of public college presidents earning over $1 million has more than doubled.
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, nine college presidents earned more than $1 million in total compensation in 2013, compared to just four in 2012.
The top five earners for 2012 and 2013 are Gordon Gee head of West Virginia University.
Gee earned $6.1 million while he was president of Ohio State University, he later resigned.
Bowen Loften of Texas A&M is next at 1.6 million dollars, he also resigned and took a position at Mizzou.
Hamid Shirvani of North Dakota University ranked third with earnings of roughly $1.3 million.
University of Houston President Renu Khator earned $1.2 million and rounding out the top five, Sally Mason of University of Iowa earned $1.1 million.