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Students are bearing more than two-thirds of the cost of their education at Kansas state universities.

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Kansas could struggle to stop college students from taking their money to other Midwestern states if it continues to charge higher tuition.

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A pay gap that left Kansas professors trailing their peers for more than a decade grew wider last year.

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The number of college degrees and certificates earned at Kansas' public universities last year fell short of the Board of Regents' target for the second year in a row.

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Today, about three of every 20 students in Kansas fail to graduate from high school. Gov. Sam Brownback contends that in five years only one will fall short.

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Kansas colleges and universities could be facing steep state funding cuts in 2018.

A legislative committee discussing possibilities for balancing the state budget put the Regents on notice Wednesday, asking how an 18 percent cut would affect higher education.

“This system will look very different from the one we’ve enjoyed for a long time," answered Board of Regents President Blake Flanders.

Flanders says a cut that big would be a shock to the system.

“If we’re asked about cuts at about this level of cuts we always take it seriously," Flanders says.

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The representative for community colleges in Kansas is warning the state Board of Regents that a federal tax overhaul could make higher education less affordable.

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Wichita Area Technical College announced Wednesday that it will officially become Wichita State University’s Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology.

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The Kansas Board of Regents is meeting today at Wichita State University. It's the first time the board is meeting at WSU in two years.

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Fall enrollment numbers were released Friday for regents universities and colleges, and they show a mixed picture at schools across the state. Overall enrollment is down in Kansas, but Wichita State University is one of the schools seeing an increase in students.