Sunday, April 19, 2015

Public Colleges' Revenue Shift - Kellie Woodhouse, Inside Higher Ed

Tuition dollars made up roughly 47 percent of revenues for public higher education for the third straight year in 2014, cementing a trend in which tuition revenue now rivals state appropriations as the main funder of public colleges and universities. Public colleges rely on tuition dollars nearly a third more than they did before the recession. In the five years preceding the economic decline, tuition accounted for a significantly smaller share of public higher education revenues, hovering around 36 percent. Twenty-five years ago, tuition accounted for 24.5 percent of public higher education revenues.

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