September 15, 2011
Most state directors of community colleges are predicting cuts in state support this year, according to a new survey released today by the University of Alabama Education Policy Center. Other findings:
- Tuition is expected to increase in most states, with a median projected increase of 5.6 percent -- more than double the inflation rate.
- A majority of states expect flat funding for state financial aid programs.
- In 21 states, high unemployment rates have depleted state job training funds for displaced workers.
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