The College Boom

The number of students in U.S. colleges and universities is expected to grow 14% by 2009, to 16.3 million. That is likely to increase the money crunch at many public institutions. A look at recent trends, by the numbers:

State Appropriations for Higher Education

% change, 1997-98 to 1998-99

+9% and above CA OK MO KY VA FL DE MA

+5% to +8%

ID IL UT IN AZ MS CO AL NM GA NE NC KS NY MN CT IA RI AR ME

0% to +4%

AK MI WA TN OR OH NV WV MT SC...

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