State cash for higher ed rises again, but fund formula hits some schools

August 6, 2019 | Arkansas Democrat Gazette

The 2019-20 academic year is the second in a row in which the state’s public colleges and universities as a whole will receive more state money, after years of frozen funding that has left the state’s higher-education institutions behind pre-recession levels.

This year also marks the first in which some schools will lose money after years of steady, if arguably insufficient, funding. Most schools — 18 of 32 — will lose money this year compared with their base funding.

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