State higher education spending sees big decline 

State funding for higher education has been on the decline, in part because of a slow recovery from the recession. Below is a state-by-state breakdown of the percentage change in state higher education funding from fiscal year 2011 to 2012, not including federal stimulus money.

Alabama3.2%

Alaska3.8%

Arizona-25.1%

Arkansas0.1%

California-11.8%

Colorado-4.3%

Connecticut-12.2%

Delaware0.3%

Florida-3.8%

Georgia-9.7%

Hawaii4.7%

Idaho-2.8%

Illinois12.1%

Indiana-1.0%

Iowa-2.6%

Kansas-2.0%

Kentucky1.1%

Louisiana-0.2%

Maine1.1%

Maryland0.1%

Massachusetts1.0%

Michigan-12.2%

Minnesota-7.1%

Mississippi2.3%

Missouri-3.1%

Montana17.2%

Nebraska-0.9%

Nevada-14.0%

New Hampshire-41.3%

New Jersey-2.5%

New Mexico-10.4%

New York-1.9%

North Carolina2.0%

North Dakota10.4%

Ohio0.9%

Oklahoma-9.6%

Oregon-4.6%

Pennsylvania-9.2%

Rhode Island3.9%

South Carolina5.5%

South Dakota-3.1%

Tennessee-15.0%

Texas3.1%

Utah4.6%

Vermont-6.2%

Virginia-4.6%

Washington-14.5%

West Virginia8.8%

Wisconsin-20.9%

Wyoming-2.4%

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