Tag: public college

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Public 4-year schools and community colleges are becoming less affordable: report

May 3, 2021

Via: Education Dive

NCAN considers a public college to be affordable if its total in-state cost of attendance plus $300 in emergency expenses is lower than the combination of the institution’s average grant awards, the average federal loan disbursement and Federal Work Study […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Landscape of State Performance Funding Policies

February 5, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A new policy brief finds that 29 states currently tie some share of state funding for public colleges to student outcomes, such as graduation rates. Many of these state funding formulas also reward colleges for serving low-income students and students […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Public opinion on college affordability unchanged in new poll

January 9, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Myriad studies have highlighted potential barriers to paying for college, especially among low-income students and other vulnerable populations. A recent report from the National College Access Network identified fewer than half of U.S. public colleges as being affordable for poor […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State funding cuts don’t impact all public colleges equally, report finds

June 21, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Public colleges and universities enroll 77% of all undergraduates and award 64% of all bachelor’s degrees, notes the report, “Public Universities: The Supply Side of Building a Skilled Workforce.” That’s a significant share of all postsecondary education, and funding for […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

In Washington state, employers may soon fund free college

May 9, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Washington’s free college plan has been applauded for its unique funding structure. Temple University professor Sara Goldrick-Lab, an expert in college aid, told the Seattle Times that it is “pretty much the most progressive state higher ed funding bill” that […]