Special Report

States Investing the Most in Higher Education

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35. Wisconsin
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,156
> 2017 public college enrollment: 213,143
> # of state colleges + universities: 31 (24th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $6,391 (18th lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 29.5% (23rd lowest)

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34. Montana
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,190
> 2017 public college enrollment: 38,076
> # of state colleges + universities: 17 (16th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $7,093 (24th lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 31.0% (20th highest)

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33. New Jersey
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,362
> 2017 public college enrollment: 266,194
> # of state colleges + universities: 37 (20th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $9,601 (11th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 38.6% (4th highest)

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32. Florida
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,456
> 2017 public college enrollment: 597,293
> # of state colleges + universities: 90 (6th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $3,257 (3rd lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 28.6% (19th lowest)

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31. South Dakota
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,488
> 2017 public college enrollment: 31,387
> # of state colleges + universities: 12 (9th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $9,943 (8th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 28.9% (22nd lowest)