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Across the country, higher ed enrollment shrinks for sixth straight year

January 5, 2018

Undoubtedly, the slowdown in college enrollment combined with the erosion of government support has darkened the financial picture for many higher ed institutions.

State dollars for public colleges hover near “historic lows,” and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimated that state lawmakers contributed $9 billion fewer dollars to two and four-year public colleges compared to nearly a decade ago. As a result, “state policymakers have made going to college less affordable and less accessible to the students most in need.”

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