Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Illinois has slashed higher ed funding by 54% since recession - Jarrett Carter, Education Dive

The New York Times profiles the 10 state university systems which have dramatically reduced spending, and the two states which have yielded strong investment increases in higher education. North Dakota and Wyoming have increased higher education spending by 46% and 21% percent, respectively. North Dakota's increases were propelled by gains in the oil industry, one of its biggest exports New Mexico's oil industry has gone in the opposite direction, and combined with falling student enrollment, has forced a 30% divestment from public coffers in its higher education profile.

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