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Report: Only West Virginia, 7 other states cutting higher education funding
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, May 2, 2014 4:01 PM EDT
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is reporting that West Virginia is one of eight states cutting higher education funding.
Only Wyoming made a bigger percentage cut in 2014 than West Virginia, which endured a 4.7 percent cut.
The numbers account for inflation.
Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Kansas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Wyoming also cut funding in 2014.
The nonprofit reported that forty-eight states are spending less per student than before the recession. Alaska and North Dakota are doling out more.
The study says public colleges have made up for lost funding since the recession by increasing tuition and cutting spending.