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ERIC Number: ED532621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Counts: Achieving Results. 2007 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, students continue to indicate high levels of satisfaction with their educational experiences and skill development, particularly at Charter Oak State College. Connecticut State University graduates, however, are somewhat less content with gains in quantitative and scientific skills. Also, overall satisfaction with on-line courses offered through the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium member institutions has been stagnant at 78 percent. [For the full report, "Higher Education Counts: Achieving Results. 2007 Report," see ED532620.]
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