Special Report

States Investing the Most in Higher Education

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25. Indiana
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,899
> 2017 public college enrollment: 222,135
> # of state colleges + universities: 14 (12th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $10,759 (6th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 25.6% (9th lowest)

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24. Washington
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $6,982
> 2017 public college enrollment: 239,481
> # of state colleges + universities: 44 (15th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $5,266 (10th lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 35.1% (10th highest)

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23. Minnesota
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $7,182
> 2017 public college enrollment: 189,951
> # of state colleges + universities: 43 (16th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $9,142 (14th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 34.8% (11th highest)

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22. Massachusetts
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $7,230
> 2017 public college enrollment: 165,736
> # of state colleges + universities: 43 (16th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $5,585 (13th lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 42.7% (the highest)

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21. Mississippi
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $7,357
> 2017 public college enrollment: 130,623
> # of state colleges + universities: 23 (18th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $7,503 (23rd highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 21.8% (2nd lowest)

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