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State-by-State Fact Sheets: Higher Education Cuts Jeopardize Students’ and States’ Economic Future

January 20, 2016

Public colleges and universities have experienced major cuts in state funding since the Great Recession hit — something state lawmakers should consider as they grapple with difficult budget decisions in coming months.

These fact sheets show that funding cuts have often been accompanied by tuition hikes and cuts in campus staff and programs that may reduce the quality of education for students.

Click on the state abbreviation (above) or name (below) to jump to its fact sheet.

Note: North Dakota, Alaska, and Wyoming are excluded from the fact sheets because they increased per-student higher ed funding between 2008 and 2014.


State-by-State Fact Sheets
Alabama Iowa Nevada Tennessee
Arizona Kansas New Hampshire Texas
Arkansas Kentucky New Jersey Utah
California Louisiana New Mexico Vermont
Colorado Maine New York Virginia
Connecticut Maryland North Carolina Washington
Delaware Massachusetts Ohio West Virginia
Florida Michigan Oklahoma Wisconsin
Georgia Minnesota Oregon
Hawaii Mississippi Pennsylvania  
Idaho Missouri Rhode Island  
Illinois Montana South Carolina  
Indiana Nebraska South Dakota