Private colleges with large state grants
Who will be the first state to outsource its higher education? After all, another institution could come into Tennessee and educate our citizens at no cost to the taxpayer. That's a deal many legislators would love. Of course, we'd still need one institution for the football team, if nothing else. From The Washington Post.
How quickly will states get to zero in funding for higher education?
"In the aggregate, we almost don't have public education anymore now that tuition is contributing more than half of all revenue. Really we have subsidized private education," said Robert Hiltonsmith, a senior policy analyst at Demos and the author of the report.
Another recent report from the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education put the disinvestment trends into sharper focus. Researchers at the organization project that if the current trend of paltry state investment were to continue, several states, including Colorado, Louisiana, Arizona and South Carolina, will contribute nothing to higher education in the next 10 years.