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Student Debt, By the Numbers: Part 5: Factors—Declining State Support

Sources: Chronicle of Higher Education, Atlantic, Nation of Change

 

States with double-digit decreases in state allocations for higher educations from 2010-2011 to 2011-2012:

New Hampshire                 -41.5%

Arizona                             -25.1%

Wisconsin                          -20.9%

Louisiana                           -18.5%

Colorado                           -15.4%

Tennessee                        -15.0%

Virginia                              -14.7%

Oklahoma                         -14.5%

Washington                       -14.5%

Nevada                             -14.0%

California                           -13.5%

Pennsylvania                     -13.4%

Wyoming                           -12.7%

Connecticut                       -12.2%

Michigan                           -12.2%

Illinois                                -12.1%

Florida                               -12.0%

New Mexico                       -11.6%

Georgia                             -11.5%

Ohio                                  -11.8%

North Dakota                     -10.4%

Decline in state support for higher education as a percentage of total state spending from 1978 to 2007:  40%.

Increases in tuition due to decreased state support at the 22 campuses in the California State University system from 2007 to 2010:  from 35% at Humboldt State University to 47% at San Diego State University.

Percentage of California’s state budget allocated to prisons and to post-secondary education, respectively, in 1979:  3% and 10%.

Percentage of California’s state budget allocated to prisons and to post- secondary education, respectively, in 2009:  11% and 7.5%.

Percentage of revenue of selected “Public Ivies” from state support in 1989:  University of California at Berkeley, 47%; University of Michigan, 48%; University of Virginia, 33%.

Percentage of revenue of selected “Public Ivies” from state support in 2009:  University of California at Berkeley, 47%; University of Michigan, 17%; University of Virginia, 7%.

About martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University, where I have been a faculty member for almost 25 years. I serve as the president of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes two bargaining units, as the vice-president of the Ohio Conference of AAUP, and as a member of the executive committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized.

3 comments on “Student Debt, By the Numbers: Part 5: Factors—Declining State Support

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  2. cngrilo
    January 3, 2013

    Reblogged this on centhusiast.

  3. martinkich
    June 25, 2014

    Reblogged this on Ohio Higher Ed.

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