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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:25 AM

In Nebraska, colleges relying more heavily on tuition to pay costs

Before the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, just 10 states leaned more heavily on student tuition than tax dollars to fund the operations of their public colleges and universities.

A decade since the Great Recession, the number of states where tuition revenue exceeds state appropriations inside public university budgets has swelled to 26.

Nebraska remains in the minority, with state dollars accounting for a larger share of the funding for public higher education than revenue generated through tuition and fees.

But an analysis of budget figures from the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska State College System and the state’s six community colleges points to the Cornhusker State eventually joining the majority, potentially in the next decade.

Read more: https://journalstar.com/news/local/education/in-nebraska-colleges-relying-more-heavily-on-tuition-to-pay/article_bba774d5-3197-5ec2-a6ef-d63ba566f0cd.html

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