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ERIC Number: ED590335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar-8
Pages: 338
Abstractor: ERIC
2018 Nebraska Higher Education Progress Report
Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
This report provides the Nebraska Legislature with comparative statistics to monitor and evaluate progress toward achieving "three key priorities" for Nebraska's postsecondary education system: (1) Increase the number of students who enter postsecondary education in Nebraska; (2) Increase the percentage of students who enroll and successfully complete a degree; and (3) Reduce, eliminate, and then reverse the net out-migration of Nebraskans with high levels of educational attainment. These priorities were developed by the 2003 LR 174 Higher Education Task Force and are incorporated in subdivision (3) of Nebraska Revised Statutes Section 85-1428 (2008). This summary highlights the comparative analysis used to measure and evaluate performance in respect to each priority. Throughout this analysis, the latest available statistics are analyzed in the context of 10-year trends. Overall progress and challenges facing the state include: (1) The research findings in the "2018 Nebraska Higher Education Progress Report" reflect modest annual changes in the state's postsecondary education system; (2) While the changes measured each year have been relatively small, progress through 2010 was generally in the right direction with respect to the first and second priorities recommended in 2003. However, between 2010 and 2017, enrollments have declined; (3) Estimates of net migration--priority three--indicate that out-migration of highly educated working-age Nebraskans has not been eliminated; and (4) Even though progress toward most of the state's higher-education goals is generally in the right direction, it is not aggressive enough to meet the state's long-term needs and goals. [For the 2017 report, see ED590334.]
Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. P.O. Box 95005, Lincoln, NE 68509-5005. Tel: 402-471-2847; Fax: 402-471-2886; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title IV
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A