With generous support from the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, this study was undertaken during a pivotal year in modern U.S. higher education history. We conducted our analyses of revenues and expenditures at the end of a decade (1999-2009) during which colleges and universities experienced enormous financial challenges and just as the national economy was starting to recover from historic disruption. This vantage point allowed us to examine how various institutions mediated fiscal constraints and study their attempts to maintain focus on investments in student achievement and educational priorities. Given the changes in student populations anticipated into the future, we were especially interested in studying how institutions that serve first generation Latino students managed under difficult circumstances over the last decade and to see how well situated they might be for the important challenges that lie ahead.
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