Higher education, like all other industries right now, is grappling with the effects of inflation, tempering most of the other news about higher education’s finances, which is largely good.

While the University Endowment sees stellar return In fiscal 2021, investment managers believe that tackling rising inflation will be a long-term challenge, according to a recent endowment study by the National Association of College Business Officials.and know in advance State higher education spending In fiscal 2022, it showed an 8.5% increase over the previous year. But the increase was largely offset by a surge in inflation in the 12 months to March.

Findings in new provisional data on teacher pay take on varying degrees of urgency as inflation hits its highest level in four years.According to the American Association of University Professors Recent Faculty Salary Surveybetween the 2020-21 school year and the current school year, the average real (or inflation-adjusted) salary of faculty and staff decreased by 5%.

The association said it was the largest drop in real wage growth since the 1979-80 school year, when inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index, or CPI-U, for all urban consumers rose by more than 12 percent.

Meanwhile, a new report from Moody’s Investors Service warns that tuition revenue growth at many institutions could slow.

Influencing factors? Analysts at the bond-rating agency wrote of a strong labor market and high inflation.

For more data on the impact of inflation on higher education and people employed in this sector, see below:

The number of states where the year-over-year change in support for public universities in fiscal 2022 fell or grew below last year’s inflation rate.