Report shows higher education funding trails in Missouri

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A new report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association shows the amount of state funding per student received by colleges and universities in Missouri lags well behind the national average.

Cuts in state funding, coupled with growing enrollment figures, are factors in driving the numbers down. Since the recession, state and local funding per full time student has declined nationwide by almost 19 percent, even as enrollment has increased 8.6 percent. Funding has declined 27.8 percent in Missouri since the recession, with a 20 percent jump in enrollment.

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