Public Higher-Education Governance: A Comparison of State Structures and Key Trends
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.
About the Authors
Ran Coble has been executive director of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research since 1981. The center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization in Raleigh, North Carolina, conducts studies of state-level policies.
Sam Watts is a policy analyst with the center who studies higher-education issues.