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ERIC Number: ED503522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Measuring Up 2008: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Minnesota [Summary]
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
The purpose of a state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information to assess and improve post secondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2008" is the fifth in a series of biennial report cards that evaluates states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation for post-secondary education and training; (2) Participation; (3) Affordability; (4) Completion; (5) Benefits; and (6) Learning. Respective findings for Minnesota relative to best-performing states include: (1) Minnesota performs fairly well in preparing its young people for college, but there are large gaps by ethnicity; (2) Minnesota does well in providing college opportunities for its residents; (3) Higher education has become less affordable for students and their families; (4) Minnesota performs very well in awarding certificates and degrees; (5) A large proportion of residents have a bachelor's degree, but there are substantial gaps by ethnicity; and (6) Like all states, Minnesota receives an "Incomplete" in Learning because there is not sufficient data to allow meaningful state-by-state comparisons. Based on previous state performance, the percentage of young adults in Minnesota who earn a high school diploma has decreased slightly since the early 1990s; college enrollment of young adults in Minnesota has improved since the early 1990s; college enrollment of working-age adults, relative to the number of residents without a bachelor's degree, has declined; the share of family income, even after financial aid, needed to pay for college has risen substantially; the number of undergraduate credentials and degrees awarded in Minnesota, relative to the number of students enrolled, has increased since the early 1990s; and the percentage of residents who have a bachelor's degree has increased considerably. (Contains 7 figures.) [For National Report, see ED503494. For Minnesota full report, see ED503557.]
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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: Minnesota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress