New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the state had the third-lowest state and local tax support for public higher education in the nation between 2005 and 2008. Colorado spent $4,213 per student, and Wyoming led the nation with $15,151[.]
From Elevated Voices (5280 magazine's blog).
Vermont and New Hampshire are at the bottom.
The situation looks unlikely to improve in the years to come, as Colorado's budget process puts higher education in a vulnerable position when, as now, funds are scarce.