Higher Ed Gets More Money -- After Getting Less

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Local and state governments gave more money to public higher education in 2006 than the (fiscal) year before. But don't get too excited: That's amid a long downward trend, Inside Higher Ed reports . Spending per full-time student was $6,325 in fiscal year 2006, compared with $7,371 per student in 2001 (after adjusting for inflation). The information comes from a State Higher Education Executive Officers report, released today.