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States spending big on higher education

Created on August 19, 2014

States spending big on higher education

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Read the original report, "Why the Average Student Loan Debt Just Keeps Rising," by Lindsey Burke.

State-level spending on higher education has grown by 88 percent since 1999, an average increase of about $5 billion per year.

Note: 2013 figures are projections. Source: National Association of State Budget Officers, State Expenditure Reports, 2000–2013, http://www.nasbo.org/publications-data/state-expenditure-report/archives (accessed August 8, 2014)

Tags: education, higher-education, state-spending