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· June 13, 2012

It’s no surprise: budget cuts driving up cost of higher education

Readers of the Cincinnati Enquirer woke to this headline this morning:

“Surprise! Ohio colleges among most expensive”

It’s actually not that surprising, given a state budget that cut support for colleges and universities by 13%.

According to a new report from the Department of Education, four of Ohio’s public colleges and universities are among the 14 most expensive in the nation, making our state┬áperhaps the most expensive state in the nation to get a public 4-year degree.

If Ohio is going to compete for top employers, a highly trained workforce is essential. Investment in higher education needs to be part of the state’s strategy to create and retain good jobs.

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