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ERIC Number: ED612089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Oct-8
Pages: 140
Abstractor: ERIC
Postsecondary Education Operating and State Aid Budget Recommendations, 2021-2023 Biennium
Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Nebraska's constitution and state statutes require Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (the Commission) to review the budget requests of the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska State College System, and the community colleges in light of specific criteria set forth in the statutes. The Commission also makes recommendations on major statewide funding issues and initiatives, as suggested by statute. The Commission's recommendations begin with a discussion of statewide funding issues and initiatives. This biennium, the Commission recommends that the state continue to concentrate on two statewide issues: making postsecondary education more affordable and responding to identified educational and workforce development needs in Nebraska. After considering statewide issues, the recommendations turn to the institutional requests. In the process of developing the public postsecondary education budget recommendations for the 2021-23 biennium, the Commission reviewed 15 requests as part of the continuation budget requests, one request for a new and expanded program, and the community college state aid request. As shown on page 4 of this report, the total increase requested for the biennium by public postsecondary institutions is $45,090,733, a 5.81% increase over the current base funding of $776,521,329. In its recommendations, the Commission recognizes that financing higher education is a shared responsibility between the state and students, but believes that the preponderance of the responsibility for affordable public higher education rests with the state. [For the 2019-21 biennium report, see ED604767.]
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 - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher 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
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A