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States Facing The Biggest Higher Ed Cutbacks In 2011

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According to newly released data, many states are facing a massive decline in state and federal support this year.

Grapevine's annual survey, published by Illinois State University's Center for the Study of Education Policy and the State Higher Education Executive Officers, details the amount of funding each states receives toward higher education.
This year, Grapevine predicts that even considering federal stimulus funds, only 16 states will see their higher ed budget grow, with Wyoming seeing the largest increase of 24.7 percent. Only North Dakota and Montana are expected to maintain a stable budget.

The remaining states will experience losses.

Below, check out which 13 states will face the biggest total (federal and state level) cuts in the 2011 fiscal year, and how much each state stands to lose.* Grapevine (PDF) has information on all fifty states.

Do you spot your state? Let us know in the comments section.

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*Data reported is, according to Grapevine, "the percent change in state fiscal support calculated as the sum of state tax appropriations, other State monies devoted to higher education, and (in the case of FY09, FY10 and FY11) federal stimulus monies and government service funds."