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States with steepest higher education spending cuts, 2008 to 2018

A decade after the Great Recession, state spending on higher education is 13 percent lower per student than 2008 levels.

Overall state funding for public two- and four-year colleges in the school year ending in 2018 was more than $6.6 billion below what it was in 2008 (adjusted for inflation), just before the Great Recession fully took hold, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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