Post-Secondary Education

Suggested State Legislation:This Act creates a program to reimburse education costs for residents who obtain an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree in the state, and live, work and pay taxes in the state thereafter.

States have adopted three basic structures for central higher-education boards to address the governance of individual public institutions and the statewide coordination of higher-education policy and planning. Current trends in higher-education policy include changes to governance structures, implementation of accountability measures, growing pressures on state budgets and an enrollment boom.

Chapter 8 of the 2000-2001 Book of the States contains the following tables:

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