State policy

Success Obscured by Controversy

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New research finds positive outcomes in terms of enrollment and persistence in states that extend resident tuition rates to immigrants lacking legal status.

Stateless Community College

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Maricopa, one of the largest districts in the country, is planning for the possibility of not receiving any state dollars.

Adopting Performance-Based Funding

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New formula slated for approval in Ohio would appropriate state funds based on public colleges' retention and graduation rates rather than their incoming and current enrollments.

Fighting for the Bachelor's Degree

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Officials at Harper College really want to offer bachelor’s degrees.

And they have been willing to do just about anything to gain permission to do so, including go against the wishes of two state boards in Illinois and many neighboring two- and four-year institutions in suburban Chicago.

California Votes No

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Voter rejection of budget measures makes enormous budget cuts likely for public higher education.

California Calamity

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After state voters nix a budget bailout, one community college district prepares to do what two-year institutions always try to avoid -- turn away students.

Forced Transparency

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Following series of controversial political appointments, chancellor position for Alabama Community College System now must be publicly advertised when vacant.

Location, Location, Location

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Why do some public colleges always seem to fare better on state appropriations than others? Research helps, but so does a campus in a Democratic state.

From 2+2 to 3+1

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Arizona regent floats idea of dealing with space and money crunch by creating programs in which students work through end of junior year at community college, and then pick up bachelor's after one year at a university.

IOU Student Aid

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California's unusual approach to its budget crisis includes giving temporary pledges, not grants, to those who would normally be eligible for assistance.

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