Special Report

States Investing the Most in Higher Education

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40. South Carolina
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $5,716
> 2017 public college enrollment: 169,383
> # of state colleges + universities: 34 (22nd most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $9,585 (12th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.2% (13th lowest)

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39. Oregon
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $5,959
> 2017 public college enrollment: 142,669
> # of state colleges + universities: 26 (20th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $7,887 (21st highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 32.7% (16th highest)

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38. Iowa
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $5,997
> 2017 public college enrollment: 126,555
> # of state colleges + universities: 19 (17th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $9,632 (10th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 28.4% (17th lowest)

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37. Ohio
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,061
> 2017 public college enrollment: 390,840
> # of state colleges + universities: 110 (3rd most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $8,626 (18th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.5% (14th lowest)

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36. Kansas
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,112
> 2017 public college enrollment: 134,716
> # of state colleges + universities: 34 (22nd most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $6,980 (21st lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 32.8% (15th highest)