State policy

Battle of the Boards

State and local community college panels in North Carolina tangle over a range of oversight issues.

Ethics Rules and Corporate Gifts

Public institutions feel a pinch as the state of Connecticut tightens regulations governing donations by companies.

Tethering Students to Their States

Indiana and Wisconsin consider dramatic proposals to combat brain drain -- far beyond incentives to stay in state for higher education.

Automatic Access or Raised Retention?

U. of Kansas says statewide admissions standards hurt retention, but formulas seen as assuring access in line with open admissions legacy.

Cracking Down on the Unaccredited

With Mississippi and Alabama strengthening regulations, some for-profit institutions may soon find themselves with fewer potential homes.

Higher Ed and the High Schools

College and state leaders gather to discuss better aligning K-12 and postsecondary ed, a problem some see as intractable.

Access and Success -- Is it Either/Or?

Researchers say California policies on community colleges, with focus on access, have inadvertently built barriers to degree completion.

Merit Aid on the Defensive (Publicly)

Panelists at meeting of college presidents overwhelmingly criticize the practice, though studies show it has been on the upswing.

An In-State Tuition Debate

State by state, leaders consider the thorny question of whether students living there illegally should pay in-state fees.

A U.S. News Effect on College Funding?

Academic paper finds that public universities included in the annual rankings saw an increase in state appropriations.


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