State higher ed funding is on the slight rebound

State higher ed funding is on the slight rebound.

Reported by Education Dive, per-student state spending on higher education is on the way back up, but only halfway back to its pre-recession levels.

Partially because this past decade has created a new understanding that tuition revenue is now the primary mechanism for how state colleges and universities are funded. And this is why net tuition levels have risen by 38.6% since 2008.

The takeaway? In this tuition-driven revenue reality, is your institution’s enrollment growth plan strong enough to maneuver whatever state funding changes come next?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.