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College Affordability in Southern States

Affordability of Public Higher Education in SREB States

IRHE, in collaboration with the Higher Education Policy Institute, developed a comprehensive examination of college affordability in the Southern states. The report contains profiles of college affordability for the 16 Southern Regional Education Board member states, including regional trends and guides for data sources and analysis. This analysis is done through the lens of family income of state residents and how much it would cost students and families, on average, if they were to attend different types of institutions within the state. 

Research Team 

Joni Finney, director or IRHE and Practice Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Patrick Callan, president, Higher Education Policy Institute
William Doyle, associate professor, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University
Darcie Harvey, senior policy analyst, Higher Education Policy Institute