State Support for Higher Ed Ebbs; CCs Remain Affordable

January 18, 2010 by Emsi Burning Glass

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We’ve got a couple education stories of note to pass along to start the week:

  • Insider Higher Ed notes the dramatic shift in state support for public higher education for 2009-10. Including stimulus dollars, state institutions saw a decrease in funding of 1.1% from the prior year. That comes after state support rose 24% from 2005-08. What’s more, it could take many years to recover because states’ revenues have fallen so sharply.

  • The Community College Journal passes along a College Board report that shows community colleges remain the most affordable option for students — even though costs increased more than 7% in 2008-09.