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December 13, 2012, 8:34 pm
It isn’t news that the recession hit higher education hard, but a new report from the Delta Cost Project presents data about key shifts from 2007 to 2010 that the report says have “ushered in a new era in higher-education finance.”
The report is one of a series of annual updates released by the Delta Cost Project, an arm of the American Institutes for Research, a nonpartisan research and advocacy organization. Titled “College Spending in a Turbulent Decade,” the latest report affirms many familiar findings—reduced government support, cutbacks at colleges, and more of the cost of an education being borne by students in the form of tuition.
The report also includes a number of telling findings based on data from the 2010 fiscal year, the most recent available. Highlights include: