States Investing Most in Higher Education
Support for higher education in state budgets rose by 3.4 percent across the country from the 2015-16 to 2016-17
A new report finds that state funding for higher education continues to show growth overall, but each state has its own tale to tell.
In the 39 states that increased funding, the amounts varied wildly, from 0.2 percent in Colorado and Wisconsin to 10.5 percent in Hawaii. Ten states saw decreases—ranging from 0.4 percent in West Virginia
In Louisiana, one of the states that reported decreased funding, lawmakers are facing a budget hole of more than $300 million as the higher-education system faces a round of midyear cuts.
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- Some states and their residents invest more in local education from funding high-quality middle and high schools to paying teachers their wages.
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