A ‘bold’ approach to community college funding

From Inside Higher Ed: “Texas is on the brink of instituting a new funding model for community colleges that would base most state funding on student outcomes. … The new model awards most state funds based on student outcomes such as credentials earned in high-demand fields, transfer rates to universities and the number of high school students who earn at least 15 credits in dual-enrollment programs. More funding will also be directed to colleges based on their enrollment of certain student groups, including adult learners and ‘economically disadvantaged’ and ‘academically disadvantaged’ students. Colleges are measured against their own progress on student success metrics, rather than competing with each other for a fixed pool of funds.”

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