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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November 15, 2022

More Than 100,000 Students Experienced An Abrupt Campus Closure Between July 2004 and June 2020

SHEEO and National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Investigated the Impacts of 467 College Closures on Student Outcomes BOULDER, CO and HERNDON, VA – (Nov. 15, 2022) - More than 100,000 students out of more than 143,000 or 70% experienced their institution closing without adequate notice or a teach-out plan, known as abrupt closure, from July 2004 to June 2020. Poor outcomes in subsequent enrollment and completion were associated with abrupt…

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November 3, 2022

PDP Grant History and Resources

Earlier this year, the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) completed its Postsecondary Data Partnership Assistance to Community Colleges grant. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, since January of 2019, SHEEO has provided technical assistance and support for the National Student Clearinghouse’s (Clearinghouse) Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP). The Clearinghouse’s PDP  platform was designed to improve and support the use of state- and institution-level postsecondary data and reduce…

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November 1, 2022

New SHEEO Report: State Approaches to Base Funding for Public Colleges and Universities

In collaboration with NCHEMS, SHEEO released a report describing and classifying the approach each state takes to funding base operations at public colleges and universities. With sector-level data, state examples, and estimations of the proportion of state funding allocated through each approach, this report seeks to fill in gaps in our collective understanding of how states funding higher education. It is our hope that the data shared in this report…

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October 1, 2022

Ben Cannon Named Chair of State Higher Education Executive Officers Association Executive Committee

Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission Executive Director Ben Cannon was named the chair of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Executive Committee. Before serving as chair-elect, Cannon served the SHEEO Executive Committee as treasurer during 2020-21. “We are excited to have Ben Cannon serve as our Chair this year,” said Dr. Robert Anderson, president of SHEEO. “I have had the opportunity to get to know Ben through his service…

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August 1, 2022

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has released its Fiscal Year 2021 SHEEO Membership Report

SHEEO represents the executive officers of statewide governing and coordinating/policy boards responsible for overseeing higher education in their state. SHEEO has 61 members representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The annual Membership Report uses data from its members to provide an in-depth look at SHEEO agency resources such as staff size, operating budgets, and functions performed. The report further captures demographic…

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