Special Report

States Investing the Most in Higher Education

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50. Vermont
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $2,695
> 2017 public college enrollment: 20,782
> # of state colleges + universities: 6 (4th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $14,732 (2nd highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 36.4% (8th highest)

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49. New Hampshire
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $2,701
> 2017 public college enrollment: 38,156
> # of state colleges + universities: 13 (10th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $10,058 (7th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 36.6% (7th highest)

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48. Pennsylvania
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $4,122
> 2017 public college enrollment: 348,838
> # of state colleges + universities: 94 (5th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $11,014 (5th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 30.8% (22nd highest)

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47. Colorado
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $4,194
> 2017 public college enrollment: 182,212
> # of state colleges + universities: 32 (25th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $9,748 (9th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 39.9% (2nd highest)

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46. West Virginia
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $4,781
> 2017 public college enrollment: 69,939
> # of state colleges + universities: 40 (18th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $7,191 (25th lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 20.8% (the lowest)