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Feb. 8, 2012 Volume 33, No. 19

Dramatic cuts to higher education happening nationally

State funding for higher education for fiscal year 2012 declined 7.6 percent nationally, according to the Grapevine Project, a study by Illinois State University and the State Higher Education Executive Officers released in January.

Overall, state spending on higher education is nearly 4 percent lower than it was in fiscal year 2007, the report said.