Declining Support for Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting (“NSF Raises Alarm Over Falling State Support for Research Universities“) that support for higher education is declining nationally. The National Science Board looked at data on 101 major public research universities and found that states are putting fewer dollars into higher education.

While the drop in funding was smaller in Texas than many other state, the state saw a 4% decline in support for its schools. The figure grows when you account for the rising number of students in the state. Texas has seen a 12% decrease in support per student since 2002.


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