More on Higher Ed’s Haves and Have-Nots

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Writing for PBS News, Ben Markus of the Hechinger Report, highlights the uneven degree to which cuts in state subsidies to public colleges and universities have impacted the institutions that serve the highest numbers of economically disadvantaged, academically at risk, and non-White students. In the first half of the essay, Markus illustrates his broader points by contrasting the size and impact of the state budget cuts on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago State University.

Late in the essay, he makes the following broader points:

Community colleges — which enroll 57 percent of Hispanic and 52 percent of black students, and 41 percent of students whose parents did not themselves go to college, according to the Urban Institute — spent $10,804 per student on education in 2013, the last year for which the figure is available from the Delta Cost Project at the American Institutes for…

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