State Higher Education Spending Sees Big Decline

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Monday, January 23, 2012

State funding for higher education has declined because of a slow recovery from the recession and the end of federal stimulus money.

An annual study released Monday shows just how severe the reductions have been: some $6 billion, or nearly 8 percent, over the past year. That figure takes into account the loss of funds provided in recent years through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Total state support for higher education declined in 41 states over the past year. That has meant larger class sizes and fewer course offerings at many universities.

The Grapevine survey was conducted by the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University and the State Higher Education Executive Officers.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 137884478 - kake.com/a?a=137884478
Gray Television, Inc.