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Public Higher Education Still Hasn’t Recovered From Recession Budget Cuts: Grapevine Report

Image Courtesy of Beyond My Ken (CC by SA 3.0) | Original Article | by Tyler Kingkade

Public colleges in much of the country are in better financial health this year, but overall, appropriations are still 4 percent below where it they were at the beginning of the Great Recession.

The latest Grapevine report, released Monday, showed a majority states are beginning to reinvest slightly in public higher education. Forty states gave more money to public higher education for FY 2014, though that varies from just .8 percent in Hawaii to 27 percent in New Hampshire, as the Chronicle of Higher Education noted.

The annual Grapevine report was produced by the Illinois State University Center for the Study of Education Policy in cooperation with the State Higher Education Executive Officers. Read More...