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The decline in Massachusetts’ funding for public higher education since fiscal 2001, after adjusting for inflation, according to a new report by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, an independent nonprofit organization. The report also found that average debt for students attending the state’s public colleges and universities during that period rose from $19,000 to $29,000, or 55 percent when adjusted for inflation.

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