Tough Time to Be a Public University in Illinois

protestors with fund eiu signs
Eastern Illinois University / Flickr
protestors with fund eiu signs
Eastern Illinois University / Flickr

Tough Time to Be a Public University in Illinois

States across the country have been taking money away from their public universities since the 1980s, and the recent Great Recession accelerated the pace of disinvestment.

We spoke with Washington Post higher education finance reporter Danielle Douglas-Gabriel about how Illinois’s struggling public universities fit into the national picture.