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Report: AZ is 5th highest in cuts to college funds per student

(Source: State Higher Education Finance report) (Source: State Higher Education Finance report)
(Source: State Higher Education Finance report) (Source: State Higher Education Finance report)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona is among 47 states that have spent less on higher education over the past five years.

The State Higher Education Finance report shows this is a trend in the state.

Arizona ranks fifth in the country for cuts to college funding per student. Since 2008, there have been 37.1 percent in cuts to college funding in the state.

And this is partly why there have been tuition raises.

The University of Arizona's most recent tuition increase passed this year is a 5.4 percent bump for in-state undergrads and an 8.7 percent jump for out-of-staters.

View the entire PDF report here.

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