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Hillman, Nicholas W.; Tandberg, David A.; Fryar, Alisa H. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
In 2007, Washington adopted the Student Achievement Initiative, a statewide performance accountability system designed to improve retention rates and degree productivity among community colleges. Using difference-in-differences analysis, we found that the policy change has had little immediate effect on retention rates or associate's degree…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Higher Education, Accountability, Community Colleges
Curtin, Kathleen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Today higher education in the United States faces the challenges of increased demand and escalating cost in the face of stagnant graduation rates. Of particular interest to the public are tax payer supported postsecondary institutions. The traditional method of funding public colleges and universities based on enrollment has shifted in 32 states…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Higher Education, Performance
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2019
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda seeking to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal, and administrative policies at the state and institutional levels. While the higher education landscape has been shaped by the CCTA, it is also…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Sanford, Thomas; Hunter, James M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2011
As the architect of the oldest and most stable performance-funding program, Tennessee provides a unique opportunity to analyze the impact of changes in performance-funding policies on changes in institutional retention and six-year graduation rates over time. Utilizing spline linear mixed models, this study examines the impact of changes in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Education, Educational Finance, State Aid
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2019. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty and Staff; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; (8) Private Career Schools; and (9)…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2018
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2018. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; and (8) Private Career Schools. [For…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, College Freshmen
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Wayt, Lindsay K.; LaCost, Barbara Y. – Educational Considerations, 2016
The introduction of performance-based state funding of higher education can be traced to the late 1970s which eliminated bonuses, and replaced regular state funding in part or completely, with funding tied to achievement of state-defined performance goals, which often include student outcomes, like graduation and retention rates. In this article,…
Descriptors: State Aid, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Higher Education
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2017
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2017. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; and (8) Private Career Schools. [For…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, College Freshmen
Group of Eight (NJ1), 2010
In recent years there has been an overall lack of a clear and cohesive research funding policy for higher education which poses real risks in Australia's ability to sustain research excellence and is likely to lead to a decline in Australia's research performance at the international level. This could well lead to a decline in the reputation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Universities, Educational Finance
Kottich, Sarah – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study analyzed tuition reductions in the private not-for-profit sector of higher education, utilizing a quantitative descriptive and correlational approach with secondary data analysis. It resulted in a listing of 45 institutions with verified tuition reductions from 2007 to 2017, more than previously thought. It found that the…
Descriptors: Tuition, Statistical Analysis, Incidence, Outcomes of Education
Ballerini, Victoria – ProQuest LLC, 2018
It is argued that free-tuition higher education increases opportunity for underrepresented students with positive equity implications. Moreover, access to higher education for free expands existing visions of equal opportunity, as it changes aspirations and behavior. In 2015, Tennessee became the first state in the nation to implement a universal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Tuition, Educational Opportunities
Promades, Frederick C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The challenges facing higher education are great given the current economic environment, the shift of enrollment from private to public institutions, changing student demographics, globalization of institutions, and technology (Goldstein, 2006; Jansen & Bielak, 2008; Newman, Couturier, & Scurry, 2004a). Society's expectations that…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Resource Allocation, Correlation, Expenditure per Student
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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Schuh, John H. – Research in Higher Education, 2006
Many institutions of higher education increasingly are concerned with retention and graduation rates. Focusing on private Baccalaureate Liberal and General colleges and universities, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between institutional selectivity and institutional expenditures and retention and graduation rates. Framed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Expenditures, Educational Finance, School Holding Power
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Plageman, Paula – Adult Learning, 2011
The purpose of this article is to identify an issue that impacts individuals and institutions on a seemingly individual basis but collectively affects numerous program participants and their communities. Specifically, this article is about the tension between the need to provide student support service programming with the need to advocate for the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Student Characteristics
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, 2018
West Virginia Code §18B-1D-8 statutorily mandates the West Virginia Higher Education Report Card. This annual accountability report provides year-end higher education statistics for both of the state's higher education systems, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and West Virginia Council for Community and Technical…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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