Why Does So Much State Financial Aid Go to Private Colleges?
Obama Administration Report Shows Causes of Increased Student Costs
Only 5 states in the country send a smaller proportion of their state financial aid grants to public colleges. According to a new report by the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs, 53.8% of Massachusetts student aid went to public colleges and 46.2% to private colleges. Only New York, North Carolina, Kansas, […]
UMass Amherst – 10 Years of Change
No, it’s not faculty salaries. Nor is it “waste and inefficiency”. It’s decline in state support. This report by the U.S. Treasury and Education Departments lays out the facts very clearly and simply. The report also discusses the increasing economic returns to higher education. The findings mirror those found in a recent Massachusetts-specific study by […]
Governor Calls for Revenue for Higher Ed
This simple chart shows what has happened to enrollment, faculty, student costs, and state appropriations. It’s quite dramatic. The trends are similar at all the public campuses in Massachusetts.
The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts criticized the latest hike in UMass student fees of 4.9%. At the same time, PHENOM applauded Governor Deval Patrick for saying that increased revenues were necessary for the state to invest in public higher education.