(April 9, 2015)
State Investment and Disinvestment in Higher Education
States' support for public higher education has significantly declined since 1980. This, according to the latest Postsecondary Education Opportunity
issue, released by the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education. In the newsletter, Tom Mortensen, Senior Researcher at the Pell Institute and author of the report states, “Measured as a share of state resources available to invest in higher education, the 2015 state investment effort is about where it stood in 1966, or nearly 50 years ago.”
Consequently, even in-state students struggle to afford to attend public colleges and universities that were once the low-cost choice and lower state funding has made tuition increasingly unaffordable.
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