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Spending cuts and tuition increases battering higher ed

February 18, 2003

Cuts in state support for higher education, along with increases in tuition, have been disastrous for higher education, says a new report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.

Budget cuts have forced an average tuition increase of 10 percent at public four-year institutions, according to the report, "College Affordability in Jeopardy." Sixteen states raised tuition by more than 10 percent.
February 18, 2003

Cuts in state support for higher education, along with increases in tuition, have been disastrous for higher education, says a new report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.

Budget cuts have forced an average tuition increase of 10 percent at public four-year institutions, according to the report, "College Affordability in Jeopardy." Sixteen states raised tuition by more than 10 percent.

State spending increased by an average of only 1 percent from 2001-2002, the smallest growth in a decade. That trend is likely to continue with possibility of war still on the horizon.

The report is available on the Center's Web site, www.highereducation.org/.