By Patricia Alex. A report issued on Thursday highlights New Jersey’s lagging investment in higher education, even as legislators – faced with a looming budget shortfall – have warned of the possibility of more cuts to come at the state’s colleges and universities.
New Jersey has cut funding for higher education by 23.5 percent since 2008 when adjusted for inflation, a decrease of more than $2,200 per student, according the report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a think tank that represents liberal views.
These cuts have driven up public tuition and student fees in the state, which now range from $10,000 to more than $13,000 annually. The totals are among the highest in the nation. See more...