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ERIC Number: ED528304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Counts: Achieving Results, 2008. Executive Summary
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1)
"Higher Education Counts" is the annual accountability report on Connecticut's system of higher education. Since 2000, the report has been the primary vehicle for reporting higher education's progress toward achieving six, statutorily-defined state goals: (1) To enhance student learning and promote academic excellence; (2) To join with elementary and secondary schools to improve teaching and learning at all levels; (3) To ensure access to and affordability of higher education; (4) To promote the economic development of the state to help business and industry sustain strong economic growth; (5) To respond to the needs and problems of society; and (6) To ensure the efficient use of resources. The report is intended to provide state policy-makers with specific information on a number of important indicators of progress measured against specific goals and/or peer institutional benchmarks, and to serve as a backdrop for key state policy discussions on the importance of educational attainment for the future welfare and economic development of the state. Overall performance results again are somewhat mixed with goals reached or strong progress made on several strategic measures such as licensure pass rates, reducing the brain drain, student retention and real price per students. Other indicators, however, have shown little improvement or have actually declined over the last five years. Among those of particular concern are graduation rates within comprehensive four-year and two year colleges, participation, retention and completion rates among Hispanic students, degree productivity in several key workforce cluster fields, academic research intensity and educational costs per student. Results on each state goal area are summarized. [For related reports, see "Higher Education Counts: Achieving Results" (ED528305); and "Higher Education Counts: Achieving Results. 2008 Report" (ED528303).]
Connecticut Department of Higher Education. 61 Woodland Street 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06105. Tel: 860-947-1800; Fax: 860-947-1310; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Department of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut