Thursday, October 28, 2010

California Spends About $7 Per $1000 of Personal Income on Public Higher Ed

The image above is not too clear. I have put a black rectangle above the bar for California to help identify it. The chart shows - by state - spending in 2009-10 on public higher education per $1000 of personal income. For California, the figure (which includes community colleges) is around $7, somewhat above the U.S. average of $6.60. The data include federal stimulus funds for that fiscal year.

You can get a clearer image by going to the source document. The chart is from a College Board report entitled "Trends in College Pricing 2010" (page 19) available at

Seven may not be our lucky number:

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