Special Report

States Investing the Most in Higher Education

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20. Nevada
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $7,496
> 2017 public college enrollment: 69,104
> # of state colleges + universities: 7 (5th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $4,617 (6th lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 23.5% (6th lowest)

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19. Maine
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $7,559
> 2017 public college enrollment: 34,325
> # of state colleges + universities: 15 (13th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $8,994 (15th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 30.1% (25th highest)

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18. Kentucky
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $7,634
> 2017 public college enrollment: 147,167
> # of state colleges + universities: 24 (19th fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $7,719 (22nd highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 23.4% (5th lowest)

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17. Maryland
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $7,729
> 2017 public college enrollment: 232,908
> # of state colleges + universities: 30 (23rd fewest)
> Tuition revenue per student: $7,372 (25th highest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 39.3% (3rd highest)

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16. Texas
> Annual public higher ed. spending per student: $7,846
> 2017 public college enrollment: 1,034,453
> # of state colleges + universities: 108 (4th most)
> Tuition revenue per student: $5,379 (12th lowest)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 28.9% (22nd lowest)

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