Even as other states were recovering from the Great Recession, Wisconsin had one of the largest per-student declines in funding for higher education between 2013 and 2018, reports a recent Wisconsin State Journal article
This was according to a State Higher Education Executive Officers Association report
that was released earlier this month. That report found that just three states — Oklahoma, West Virginia and Mississippi — saw a larger drop in funding over the five years.
The article included the expertise of the UW–Madison's Noel Radomski, managing director of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education
(WISCAPE), to put the findings in context.