State policy

Universities stall on ‘confusing’ distance education regulations


Colleges seek guidance about looming federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether academic programs meet licensing requirements in their home states.

Public universities band together on completion rates and achievement gaps

New project from land-grant university association will bring 100 institutions together to work on improving student completion rates and closing achievement gaps.

State support for higher ed grows 1.6 percent in 2018

Nationally, state support for higher education increased 1.6 percent from 2017 to 2018, its slowest growth in five years.

New study attempts to show how much state funding cuts push up tuition

For every $1,000 cut from per-student state and local appropriations, the average student can be expected to pay $257 more per year in tuition and fees -- and the rate is rising.

State aid program changes debated in several capitals


In several states, proposals seek to curb or end expensive grant programs that aren’t going to those who are most in need.

State support for higher education increased in 2016, not counting Illinois

Support for public higher education rose in 33 states and declined in 17 in 2016 -- including a massive drop in Illinois.

Mergers haven't been part of Pennsylvania public higher ed's past. Might the future be different?

Politics, geography and history all prevent the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education from following Georgia's consolidation path.

Texas bill could force campus police to play role in immigration matters

Texas legislation could force campus police departments to hold on to those they arrest until federal immigration authorities can consider their legal status.

States report 3.4 percent increase in higher education appropriations

Appropriations for higher education increased in more than three-quarters of states in 2016-17.

State-funded student aid rises

Grant aid grew by 5.7 percent and nongrant aid grew by more than 7 percent in 2014-15 fiscal year.


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