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Missouri adopts performance-based funding for higher education

Washington Examiner, Jan. 7, 2018 The Coordinating Board for Higher Education in Missouri approved a plan on Tuesday that links 10 percent of all state funding for publicly-funded colleges to their performance. This performance-based portion of the funding will be determined by metrics such as degree completion, budget practices, and job-placement rates. Read more>…

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New Fairmont State U. president had long journey from Cuba

Associated Press, Dec. 26, 2017 Mirta Martin’s journey to West Virginia has been long. She escaped from communist Cuba, lived in a Spanish convent and immigrated to the United States without her parents. Martin was recently named president of Fairmont State University. Read more>…

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The surprising Maine county that sends so many kids to college

Bangor Daily News, Nov. 27, 2017 All throughout Maine’s Aroostook County, it appears adults — whether teachers, family members or business owners — are making a point to catch and encourage young people in their schooling, so they might continue on to some type of college. Discover what they are doing>  …

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Rural schools join forces to make college the rule rather than the exception

Hechinger Report, Nov. 17, 2017 Meadowbrook High School, which serves 490 students from across a sprawling 128-square-mile district in Southeast Ohio, is thriving when it comes to graduation rates and participation in higher education. In just a few short years, the school has managed to create a culture in which going to college is becoming…

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KCTCS, University of Kentucky Sign Reverse Transfer Agreement

KYForward, Nov. 15, 2017 The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the University of Kentucky (UK) have signed a reverse transfer agreement to help more students earn associate degrees beginning in the 2018 spring semester. Former KCTCS students that transfer to UK before earning an associate degree can have UK credits applied toward…

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Editorial: Focus on college retention will pay dividends

Williamson Daily News, Nov. 8, 2017 Kentucky public universities recently put out the call to former college students who left without a degree – come back and finish. The new Project Graduate program is making a special effort to reach out to those who have 80 or more credit hours, and offer them special assistance…

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Transfer students still lose lots of credits

Community College Daily, Sept. 14, 2017 Community college students lose a substantial amount of credits when transferring to a four- or two-year institution, which is due in part to poor coordination among the participating colleges and an inability to effectively communicate the transfer process and policies to students, according to a new U.S. Government Accountability…

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The Bermuda Triangle of Credit Transfer

Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 14, 2017 The path students must follow to move from one institution to another is riddled with potholes and roadblocks that stop many of them in their tracks. A trio of new reports from different sources illustrate just how vexing the transfer process is. Learn more>…

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2017 Fall Current Term Enrollment Report