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News Release 12-176

Science Board Concerned About Declines in Public Research University Funding

Decade of diminishing funding could impact research and education

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Cover of the NSB report Trends and Challenges for Public Research Universities.

State per-student funding for the nation's 101 major public research universities declined by an average of 20 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars between 2002 and 2010, with 10 states experiencing declines ranging from 30 to as high as 48 percent.

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