National Report on Higher Education Notes Unsure Funding Future

An annual report on state spending on higher education shows increased investment in recent years, but projects some reductions ahead, noting Maryland in particular.  As described in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s review of the Grapevine report,

Higher education could face cuts even in some states in which public colleges have fared relatively well in recent years. In Maryland, newly elected Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, has warned that he will not raise taxes to close the state’s projected $1-billion budget deficit.

Maryland has increased spending on higher education by nearly 15 percent since 2010, according to Grapevine figures. But preparing for the coming budget shortfall, the University of Maryland at College Park has already frozen hiring and construction.

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