- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois’ public universities and community colleges haven’t received any state money since the budget impasse started last summer. But the state’s higher education spending has been dropping for years, particularly when adjusted for inflation. The money that public universities and colleges received in the 2015 fiscal year was, for most, at least 20 percent less when adjusted for inflation than they received a decade earlier.

A look at how much money Illinois’ public universities and community colleges received over that period:

2006 2015 Inflation-adjusted change
Public university total $1,306,876,400 $1,201,776,600 -22.7%
Chicago State University $38,660,300 $36,330,500 -21.0%
Eastern Illinois University $47,609,500 $42,975,700 -24.1%
Governors State University $25,986,100 $24,062,100 -22.2%
Northeastern Illinois University $39,247,700 $36,898,800 -21.0%
Western Illinois University $56,391,100 $51,445,200 -23.3%
Illinois State University $80,452,000 $72,226,700 -24.5%
Northern Illinois University $102,974,900 $91,092,700 -25.6%
Southern Illinois University $217,653,700 $199,558,500 -22.9%
University of Illinois $697,901,100 $647,186,400 -22%
Community colleges* $300,389,800 $287,880,000 -19.4%

(asterisk)Not part of the public university total.

Source: Illinois Board of Higher Education

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