States with largest higher-education appropriations per full-time equivalent student

State appropriations per full-time equivalent student for higher education throughout the nation in 2016 decreased 1.8 percent in constant dollars over 2015—from $7,082 to $6,954—according to the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO).

The decline follows three consecutive years of per student funding growth and is a direct result of a budget stalemate in Illinois between the governor and the state legislature, SHEEO says in its

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