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State support for higher education grows “marginally”

January 24, 2019

From FY 2018 to FY 2019, state fiscal support for higher education grew by 1.6 percent nationwide and increased in 45 states, according to new data from the Grapevine Survey, a project of Illinois State University’s Center for the Study of Education Policy in cooperation with the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO). Inside Higher Ed has a thorough rundown of the study, including an interview with James Palmer, a professor of higher education at Illinois State University and Grapevine’s editor, who declared it “a marginally better year” for state fiscal support for higher education.  Using data directly from the Grapevine Report, the following map highlights FY 2019 support (point-size) and percent change over the five-year period from FY 2014 to FY 2019, as well as state rankings. Data can be downloaded directly through Grapevine.


state budget, higher ed