Several sources are reporting the news that Wisconsin ranks third in the nation for cuts to public higher education. The annual Grapevine study, conducted by Illinois State University’s Center for the Study of Education Policy and the State Higher Education Executive Officers, found that public funding for higher education in the state fell nearly 21 percent — from $1.46 billion to $1.15 billion. That figure does not include the additional $46.1 million lapse cut announced last fall. Only two states had larger cuts — Arizona and New Hampshire. Nationally, the average cut was 7.6 percent, with 9 states increasing their state funding for higher education.
Links to articles:
- Cuts at Wisconsin universities rank third in nation, study says; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Wisconsin among national leaders in defunding higher education; The Capital Times
- State support for colleges falls 7.6 % in 2012 fiscal year; The Chronicle of Higher Education
- State support slumps again; Inside Higher Ed