Global Higher Ed is one of the most important blogs on the subject of higher education. Edited by Kris Olds (Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Visiting Professor, University of Warwick) and Susan Robertson (Professor, University of Bristol), Global Higher Ed regularly provides useful insights into the changing conditions in which higher education operates. I recommend it highly. The graph below, from a recent GHE post, clearly illustrates how the cost of higher education in the U.S has shifted from the general tax-base to individual students and their families. Select the image to learn more.

One thought on “Public University Funding, Burden Shifts to Students

  1. The cost of tuition has definitely shifted towards parents and in some cases students themselves (those who don’t have the financial support of their parents). However, grants and scholarships can still be significant in reducing costs.

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