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Government Spending on Universities Rise, Tuition Hikes Follow

Higher education funding returns little to the state

… for these subsidies. Higher education spending does … lead to a better educated public. For example, … federal funding for higher education increased … more

College Spending Results Questioned

More money doesn't yield better results

… that do not invest in higher education will not win in … that spend more on higher education do not have … more

More Government Spending Equals Higher Prices

Why college costs are exploding

… Increasing federal aid for higher education, intended to make … Americans out of higher education, similar to what … a vicious cycle of higher prices and government … more

The Evidence is Clear: State Spending on Colleges is Wasteful

Michigan increases higher education spending by tens of millions

… degrees and a better-educated citizenry, which … government’s spending on higher education and the state’s … bachelor’s degree or higher while the horizontal … more

As ‘Higher Education Bubble’ Accelerates, Alternatives Emerge

… are predicting a " higher education bubble " and many … deal with the cost of higher education. In the past … more

Fix Disparities in Public University Funding in Michigan

The way the state spends $1.5 billion on higher education is unfair

… wants to base more of higher education on real performance … Universities Higher Education Spending Myths More … more

Arbitrary Michigan Licensing Laws: Auto Mechanic vs. Makeup Artist

Esthetician requires far more mandatory hours and much higher fees

… licenses. That’s why education, testing and fee … ($10,000,000,000!) in higher prices and at least … more

Five Reasons The Government Shouldn’t Subsidize Higher Education

… is with spending on higher education. As the Michigan Legislature … further. Requests for more higher education funding is … more

Commentary: Higher Ed Spending Myths

Higher spending does not equal more college graduates and more graduates does not equal a better economy

… more state funding for higher education is a must. But … actually spend on higher education per capita yields … be: That higher spending leads to a … more

Expert: Higher Education Bubble Is Coming and States Better Prepare

Richard Vedder: 'The big losers in this are poor people'

… universities, said an expert on higher education. American higher education is in a bubble, … more

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As part of our efforts on government transparency, we obtained data on the compensation of most public employees in the state. This information has been used to fact check claims about salaries, verify data from other open records requests, and hold government spending accountable.

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