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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July 22, 2022

SHEEO Announces Excellence Awards Recipients

Association recognizes leadership, dedication, and innovation in state higher education policy and administration. Boston, MA – The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association has announced the organization’s 2022 SHEEO Excellence Awards recipients. The awards recognize the leadership, dedication, and innovation of exceptional SHEEOs, agency staff, and agencies at a time when state postsecondary policy is increasingly linked to student success and, in turn, states’ economic and social prosperity. The Exceptional…

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July 20, 2022

CLDE Coalition Receives a $550,000 Grant to Accelerate College Students’ Civic and Democracy Learning Nationally

The Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement (CLDE)Coalition—in which SHEEO is a lead partner—has received a significant grant from The Endeavor Foundation to make college students’ civic learning and democracy engagement inclusive, equitable,  high quality and expected.  Through a series of national “planning and action forums,” policy leaders and educators will advance strategies for making students’ democracy learning a priority in its own right, while showcasing CLDE’s bonus benefits to completion,…

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June 14, 2022

New Report Finds that Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020 Economic Recession, and a Steep Enrollment Decline, State Funding to Public Colleges Surpassed Expectations and Increased 4.5% Above Inflation in Fiscal Year 2021

Generous federal stimulus funding protected state revenues and directly supported higher education, reducing states’ need to cut funding during the pandemic and short economic recession. However, sharp declines in student enrollment and net tuition and fee revenue signal continued upheaval for public higher education revenues. In the midst of this uncertainty, the SHEF report provides a comprehensive look at trends in higher education revenues in fiscal year 2021. BOULDER, Colorado…

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May 31, 2022

SHEEO Welcomes Casey McCoy-Simmons and Dillon McNamara as State Policy Interns

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomes Casey McCoy-Simmons and Dillon McNamara as state policy interns. Casey McCoy-Simmons At SHEEO, Casey will work on the state higher education finance (SHEF) project, SHEEO’s tuition, fees, and financial assistance survey, and the creation of several issue briefs on higher education affordability and finance. Prior to her role at SHEEO, Casey was an education and policy research intern at the Colorado…

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April 19, 2022

PDP and Strategic Data Use

In November 2021, SHEEO supported a two-day workshop conducted by ASA Research and Seamless Strategies Group for the South Dakota Board of Technical Education institutions. The goals of the workshop – Know and Use Your Data with the PDP: Where are You? Where Do You Want to Be? How Can You Get There? –were, in part, to increase strategic data use capacity and elevate the usefulness of the Postsecondary Data…

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