Issues: Higher Education


The Public College Affordability Gap Looms Large for Pennsylvania Students

This time of year, high school seniors are applying to colleges, and some are even beginning to hear back...

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No Longer the Great Equalizer: New Study Highlights How Pennsylvania’s Low and Declining Investment in Higher Ed Threatens Access to College, Especially for Black and Hispanic Families

As we have showed previously, low levels of state funding for public higher education in Pennsylvania has led to...

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School Code Bill Sets Education Funding ‘Formula’

The School Code (House Bill 1141, PN 2200) establishes a new basic education funding ‰”formula‰” with a base distribution...

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Event Highlights Need to Raise Revenue for Workforce, Higher Education, Housing

Dozens gather for a State Capitol rally today to urge lawmakers to preserve key investments in state services by...

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A Look at Education Funding in Governor’s 2013-14 Budget

Governor Corbett’s 2013-2014 budget proposes expensive new corporate tax breaks that will continue to shift costs to individuals and...

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Report – State Funding Cuts Raising Tuition and Putting Higher Education Out of Reach for Many Families (revised)

Deep state funding cuts have major consequences for public colleges and universities. The cuts have led to both steep...

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A Must-Have for Pennsylvania, Part 2: Investment in Higher Education for Growth and Opportunity

Pennsylvania‰’s deep cuts in funding to K-12 education since 2010-11 have drawn a great deal of attention in recent...

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At Students’ Expense: Rising Costs Threaten Pennsylvania Public Universities’ Role in Upward Mobility

Deep cuts in state funding coupled with living expenses on campus that have risen faster than tuition are threatening...

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EDITORIAL BOARD MEMO: Higher Education Funding in Pennsylvania

In this press memo, dated October 14, 2016, PBPC shares some of our most recent findings about the funding...

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