Kentucky’s 1 of only 5 states to cut money for higher education this year

Kentucky was one of only five states that slashed funding for higher education this fiscal year, putting more pressure on public universities to save money and raise revenue without overburdening students with skyrocketing tuition rates.

The fallout from the 2008 recession hurt governments and public colleges across the country, but most states have finally stopped making cuts to the schools relying on their support, according to Grapevine,¬†a joint project that involves Illinois State Universityand annually compiles data on states’ higher education appropriations.

In Kentucky, however, budget reductions have become the new normal for publicly funded schools like the University of Louisville and Eastern Kentucky University.

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Shelly Jo Jacobs

Author: Shelly Jo Jacobs