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Source: Nonprofit Quarterly

A recent drop in funds for Illinois colleges and universities has negatively impacted higher institutions within the state.

In a study conducted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, higher education institutes received $2.6 billion in funding during 2016 which marked a 35 percent drop compared to previous years.

Because of the decline in budgeting, colleges and universities across the state fired professors and canceled academic programs.

The decline in teachers and programs has already prompted students to enroll in institutions outside of Illinois.

Despite any possible and reversible changes to the budget cuts, leaders fear that low enrollment can negatively impact Illinois colleges and universities in the future.

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Illinois Colleges Facing Low Enrollment Due to Budget, Program Cuts