The Academic Leaders Toolkit provides a repository of useful tools to assist academic leaders in their decision making role. Through this exchange of ideas, colleagues aid one another in advancing the academic missions of higher education institutions, systems, and states in the WICHE region and beyond. Submissions are peer reviewed before being added to the repository.
Colorado is one of the most educated states in the nation, ranking high in the percentage of adults who attended college and hold bachelor's degrees. But state funding for higher education isn't what it used to be -- according to the American Council on Education, state support shrank nearly 70 percent between 1980 and 2011. The same study says funding could dry up completely by 2019; so perhaps it's no coincidence that the revenue public colleges and universities here get from tuition has increased every year since 2007.