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The Lingering Effects on Public Universities in the US

Although pundits claim that we have left the financial crisis behind us, many of the measures were taken during that time, are still having a negative effect on the world. One example of this is public education in the United States. This chart, made by The Wall Street Journal, shows the amount states spend on public universities has come down significantly since 2008. On the other hand, the average tuition fees have grown considerably in the last two decades: from $3.829 in 2000, up to $6.572 in 2017. This has led to the tuition fees being higher in some states, than the state educational appropriations. The amount of money states spend on higher education varies dramatically. Vermont appropriates the least, at $2.695 a student—down 20% since the recession; Wyoming spends the most, $18.237, up 4%. (source)

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