Special Report

States Investing the Most in Higher Education

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45. Delaware
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $4,880
> 2017 public college enrollment: 35,554
> # of state colleges + universities: 3 (2nd fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $13,714 (3rd highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 31.0% (20th highest)

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44. Arizona
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $4,920
> 2017 public college enrollment: 286,335
> # of state colleges + universities: 33 (24th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $7,893 (20th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 28.9% (22nd lowest)

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43. Louisiana
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $5,373
> 2017 public college enrollment: 160,057
> # of state colleges + universities: 32 (25th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $5,660 (15th lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 23.4% (5th lowest)

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42. Virginia
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $5,533
> 2017 public college enrollment: 305,307
> # of state colleges + universities: 45 (14th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $8,854 (16th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 38.1% (6th highest)

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41. Rhode Island
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $5,606
> 2017 public college enrollment: 30,246
> # of state colleges + universities: 3 (2nd fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $8,313 (19th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 34.1% (12th highest)