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How abortion laws could affect where students choose to go to college

Students have a lot of factors to consider when they’re thinking about where they want to go to college — among them the cost, what programs a school offers and if they want a big school or a small one.

But new data suggest that increasingly, prospective students are also thinking about where colleges and universities are located — and what the laws around issues like abortion access and guns are in those states.

Liam Knox has written about this. He’s the admissions and enrollment reporter for Inside Higher Ed. The Show spoke about what he found about where political considerations rank in a student’s deciding where to go to college, relative to factors like cost.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.