Special Report

States Investing the Most in Higher Education

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30. Michigan
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,508
> 2017 public college enrollment: 378,495
> # of state colleges + universities: 47 (13th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $14,999 (the highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 28.3% (16th lowest)

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29. Missouri
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,534
> 2017 public college enrollment: 195,255
> # of state colleges + universities: 50 (11th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $5,940 (16th lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 28.5% (18th lowest)

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28. Utah
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,543
> 2017 public college enrollment: 135,531
> # of state colleges + universities: 16 (15th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $5,615 (14th lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 32.6% (17th highest)

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27. Oklahoma
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,585
> 2017 public college enrollment: 133,682
> # of state colleges + universities: 73 (8th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $7,059 (23rd lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 25.2% (8th lowest)

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26. Alabama
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,666
> 2017 public college enrollment: 199,786
> # of state colleges + universities: 40 (18th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $12,161 (4th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 24.7% (7th lowest)