Online Learning Update

November 5, 2019

Pew Report: State and federal spending on higher ed has nearly converged

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:08 am

Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive

During the past two decades, federal support for higher education rose while state support dropped, explains a report released Tuesday from The Pew Charitable Trusts.  Although states have historically accounted for the bulk of spending on higher ed, their per-student funding fell 31% from 2000 and 2015. As a result, the gap between state and federal higher ed spending narrowed from 100% to 12% during the period.  Federal and state policy decisions will determine whether the “funding convergence” will be a “temporary or more lasting reconfiguration,” the authors note.

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