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Miao, Kysie – Center for American Progress, 2012
Performance-based funding is a system based on allocating a portion of a state's higher education budget according to specific performance measures such as course completion, credit attainment, and degree completion, instead of allocating funding based entirely on enrollment. It is a model that provides a fuller picture of how successfully…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Best Practices, Budgets
Conklin, Kristin – National Governors Association, 2011
The U.S. spends twice as much as the average industrialized country on higher education, but continues to slide relative to other nations in the percentage of young adults with an associate degree or higher. Despite recent reductions in state aid to higher education, state taxpayers continue to be the largest single source of unrestricted funds…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Attainment, Paying for College
Offenstein, Jeremy; Shulock, Nancy – Jobs for the Future, 2010
As educators, government officials, and foundations leaders have embraced the agenda of dramatically increasing college success and credential completion, they have come to understand the need for better data on student outcomes to guide the improvement efforts of institutions, systems, and states. The data on degree completion and other final…
Descriptors: Credits, Accountability, Higher Education, Educational Objectives