Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Deep Recession-Era Cuts Making for a Difficult Rebound - Inside Higher Ed

Many states are moderately restoring higher education funding, but major cuts during the 2008 recession have made for an uphill battle. In 47 states, per-student public funding for higher education remains well below prerecession levels, according to a report released Wednesday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. That's in spite of the fact that 37 states increased higher education funding last year by an average of nearly 4 percent. The average state is spending $1,805 per student, or 20 percent less than before the 2008 recession. In severe cases -- like in Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and South Carolina -- funding has been reduced by 35 percent. https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/05/14/deep-recession-era-cuts-making-difficult-rebound

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