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STUDENT ACCESS AND SUCCESS

College studentsState efforts to improve access to higher education and completion of degree programs are highlighted in the listof documents below.
 

 

 

FINANCE, FUNDING AND AFFORDABILITY

MoneyWith tuition consistently increasing faster than the rate of inflation, higher education finance, funding and affordability have become important issues for state policymakers.

HIGHER ED WORKFORCE CONNECTIONS

Modern state economies require highly skilled workforces. The following documents focus on state efforts to meet current and future workforce demands.

 

 

 

 

OTHER HOT TOPICS

Higher education is a rapidly changing policy area. Technology, diverse student bodies, improved data collection methods, and many other topics require innovative policy solutions.

 

 

OVERVIEW | HIGHER EDUCATION

The importance of postsecondary education has increased significantly in the last decade. A high school diploma is no longer sufficient in the 21st century. In order to be successful in today’s global economy a person must receive some form of postsecondary education. The economic stability of the state is tied to citizens who are employed and productive. 

The documents in this collection deal with the many challenges state lawmakers face in relation to postsecondary education, including funding, access, accountability, the role of alternative providers in the marketplace and the changing needs of a more diverse student population.

 

 

 
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  • Free Community College

    Overview of innovative state strategies to provide low-cost or no-cost tuition for community colleges and help students begin to earn community college credits while still in high school.

  • Higher Education Outcomes-Based Funding

    This webinar will review best practices for designing outcome-based formulas, discuss strategies to address stakeholder concerns and a build consensus for reform, and review how campuses have changed practices. The webinar will be held Friday, April 17 at 2 pm EDT.

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