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States Must Address Workforce Discrimination to Promote Opportunity for College Graduates of Color

November 5, 2018

State spending cuts to public colleges and universities have forced many students to assume onerous debt or abandon higher education altogether, as we’ve explained. For students of color, the harms of carrying this debt are compounded by racial discrimination in...

People of Color Make Up Growing Share of College Attendees
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Senior Policy Analyst
Program Director, State Policy Fellowship Program

By Disinvesting in Higher Education, States Contributing to Affordability Crisis

October 4, 2018

A decade since the Great Recession, state spending on public colleges and universities remains well below historical levels, contributing to dramatic cost increases for students and families, our major new report explains. That’s left many students with little...

State Funding for Higher Education Remains Far Below Pre-Recession Levels in Most States
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Senior Policy Analyst
Program Director, State Policy Fellowship Program

Higher Ed Funding Down in Nearly Every State Over Past Decade

August 24, 2017

A decade since the Great Recession hit, state spending on public colleges and universities remains well below historic levels, despite recent increases, our major new report details.

Overall state funding for public two- and four-year colleges in the 2017...

State Funding for Higher Education Remains Far Below Pre-Recession Levels in Most States
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Senior Policy Analyst
Program Director, State Policy Fellowship Program

State Policy Fellowship Applications Are Open

November 2, 2016

We’re now accepting applications for the 2017 class of State Policy Fellows.  Since 2010, CBPP and the State Priorities Partnership have placed fellows in leading state-based policy organizations across the country.  The fellowship is designed to:

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Senior Policy Analyst
Program Director, State Policy Fellowship Program

The State of Higher Ed Funding

August 15, 2016

With a new academic year approaching, we’ve updated our major report on state funding trends for public colleges and universities, which shows that 46 states are spending less per student than they did before the recession.  While most states have boosted per-student funding in the last year, 12 states cut...

10 States With Biggest Cuts in Higher Education Funding
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Senior Policy Analyst
Program Director, State Policy Fellowship Program

Wisconsin Higher Ed Funding Shift Inflated State Support

May 26, 2016

States provide more than half of the funds available to public two- and four-year higher education institutions, and the vast majority of states still provide less funding to them than they did before the Great Recession, as we note in our recent paper.  But in many states, localities also provide...

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Senior Policy Analyst
Program Director, State Policy Fellowship Program

Mapping Higher Ed Funding and Tuition Changes

May 20, 2016

Most states have begun restoring some of the deep cuts they made to public two- and four-year colleges since the recession, but their total support remains $8.7 billion below what it was just before the recession, as we detail in our new report.  What’s more, 11 states cut funding even more in the past year...

In Focus: Where Tuition Has Risen Most Sharply at Public Colleges and Universities
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Senior Policy Analyst
Program Director, State Policy Fellowship Program

State Higher Ed Funding’s Down, Tuition’s Up

May 19, 2016

Years of state funding cuts for public colleges and universities have helped drive up tuition and hurt students’ experiences by forcing faculty cuts, reduced course offerings, and program or department eliminations.  Consequently, college has become less affordable and less accessible for students who need degrees to succeed in today’s economy, as we explain in our newly published...

State Funding for Higher Education Remains Far Below Pre-Recession Levels in Most States
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Senior Policy Analyst
Program Director, State Policy Fellowship Program

Georgia Considers Misguided Tax Cuts

February 26, 2016

Georgia is the latest state to consider large income tax cuts despite the growing evidence that such an approach is misguided.

Two bills before Georgia lawmakers would force short-sighted cuts in the income tax, seriously weakening a...

Cost of Georgia Tax Proposal Compared to Key State Priorities
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Senior Policy Analyst
Program Director, State Policy Fellowship Program

Higher Ed Funding Cuts, State by State

January 28, 2016

With state legislative sessions beginning across the country, it’s a good time to remind lawmakers that funding for public two- and four-year colleges remains well below pre-recession levels in almost every state, as our fact sheets show.  (Here, for example, is...

Higher Ed Cuts Could Penalize Students' and Alabama's Economic Future
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Senior Policy Analyst
Program Director, State Policy Fellowship Program

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