May 25, 2023

For the first time, state funding to public colleges exceeds per-student funding levels seen prior to the Great Recession

The latest State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report finds that in 2022, public higher education appropriations increased 4.9% beyond inflation, surpassing pre-recession per-student funding levels for the first time since 2008. The SHEF report also finds that fiscal year 2022 saw the second largest public FTE enrollment decline since the start of the SHEF dataset in 1980, and tuition revenue continued to decline. After a short recession in 2020 due…

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January 26, 2021

SHEEO and National Student Clearinghouse Research Center to Quantify Impact of College Closure on Student Persistence and Completion

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, with generous funding provided by Arnold Ventures, are undertaking a new multiyear research endeavor to quantify the impacts of college closure on student persistence and completion. According to a recent analysis by the Chronicle of Higher Education, even before the pandemic, over the previous five years, an average of 20 campuses closed each month, leaving…

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January 15, 2021

Statement from SHEEO President Robert Anderson, Ph.D., on President-elect Biden’s Proposed COVID-19 Relief Package

President-elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan is a bold, necessary step to address the immediate public health and economic emergencies. It recognizes the pandemic’s financial toll on students and institutions of higher education and its role in exacerbating longstanding inequities in our educational systems. The aid to state, local, and territorial governments is a welcome relief that will help mitigate further state budget cuts to public colleges and universities. We look…

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January 12, 2021

Four Examples of Using PDP Metrics for State-Level Planning and Analysis

The Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP) is a nationwide effort to help institutions and state systems gain a fuller picture of student progress and outcomes, meet various reporting requirements, and identify where to focus their resources. The partnership is dedicated to the idea that easier access to better data helps higher education professionals develop actionable insights and make informed decisions to support student success. This blog post highlights four specific examples…

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January 8, 2021

SHEEO President Robert Anderson’s Statement on the Violence at the Capitol

“I join elected leaders from both parties and higher education leaders from across the country in denouncing the lawless violence that occurred this week on the Capitol grounds and in Washington, D.C. These actions have no place in a democracy, and this reprehensible attack on our country and the democratic process is inexcusable. As our country ushers in new leadership, we at SHEEO are eager to work alongside the new…

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December 15, 2020

SHEEO Job Posting: Policy Analyst

Located in our Boulder, Colorado office Position Description: The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) seeks a policy analyst to support our efforts to perform policy evaluation and contribute to the knowledge base that our member agencies and offices rely upon. The ideal candidate for this position will be enthusiastic about state policy in higher education and how policy can be used to improve equity and outcomes for all…

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