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ERIC Number: ED522509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Measuring Up 2006: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Mississippi
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
The purpose of this state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information they can use to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2006" is the fourth in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation: How adequately does the state prepare students for education and training beyond high school?; (2) Participation: Do state residents have sufficient opportunities to enroll in education and training beyond high school?; (3) Affordability: How affordable is higher education for students and their families?; (4) Completion: Do students make progress toward and complete their certificates or degrees in a timely manner?; (5) Benefits: What benefits does the state receive from having a highly educated population?; and (6) Learning: What is known about student learning as a result of education and training beyond high school? Findings for Mississippi include: (1) Despite improvement, Mississippi continues to struggle in preparing students to succeed in college. Mississippi receives a D- in preparation this year; (2) Mississippi has continued to struggle in enrolling students in higher education. This year Mississippi is the only state to receive a D in participation, the lowest grade awarded; (3) Mississippi has lost ground in providing affordable higher education. Mississippi receives an F in affordability this year; (4) Mississippi continues its good performance in the proportion of students earning their certificates or degrees in a timely manner. This year Mississippi receives a B in completion; (5) Despite substantial improvement, Mississippi continues to lag many other states in realizing the benefits that come from having a more highly educated population. Mississippi earns a C in benefits this year; and (6) Like most states, Mississippi receives an "Incomplete" in Learning because in sufficient data would not allow meaningful state-by-state comparisons. However, data are available this year to examine the readiness of college graduates--from two- and four-year institutions--for advanced practice. This report also includes international comparisons, additional information, questions and answers, and state grades. (Contains 2 figures.) [For "Measuring Up, 2006. The National Report Card on Higher Education," see ED493360.]
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. 152 North Third Street Suite 705, San Jose, CA 95112. Tel: 408-271-2699; Fax: 408-271-2697; e-mail: center@highereducation.org; Web site: http://www.highereducation.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi