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Outcomes-Based Funding in Historical and Comparative Context

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November 3, 2015

A detailed review of four different outcomes-based funding models leads to some central conclusions for policymakers in this arena.

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Outcomes-Based Funding and Stakeholder Engagement

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November 3, 2015

Paper recommends specific strategies for effective stakeholder engagement based on work in multiple states and leading research in the field of outcomes-based funding.

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Placing Student Success at the Center of State Higher Education Finance Policy

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November 3, 2015

An examination of higher ed funding models as applied to real-life students, many of whom are racial and ethnic minorities, from low-income families, or the first in their families to enroll in higher education.

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It's Not Just The Money

The Benefits of College Education to Individuals and to Society

October 14, 2015

Education has numerous beneficial effects, and many of these have been estimated in large academic literatures. But research articles typically carefully examine just one effect. This report provides a more complete picture by highlighting many of the frequently unmeasured and ignored benefits of college attendance. It organizes and compiles the evidence from several different literatures into one easily accessible place.

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Scaling Completion College Services as a Model for Increasing Adult Degree Completion

February 24, 2015

Several colleges and universities offer “Completion College” services that help students finish their degrees by integrating credits earned at multiple institutions and through assessing their prior learning.

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Obama Administration's Ratings Proposal

October 21, 2014

The Obama ratings system is intended to guide federal student aid to the institutions that provide the best value to students. This issue paper by Lumina Strategy Director Julie Peller examines issues of effectiveness of consumer information, public response, and potential measures of quality in the proposed rating system.

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College Costs, Prices and the Great Recession

April 8, 2014

Examines the effects of the great recession on college pricing and provides insight on preparedness for future recessions.

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College Costs and Prices

Some Key Facts for Policymakers

April 3, 2014

Tuition is rising, more students are in debt and at higher levels than ever before, and pressure is mounting from every direction and in both political parties—from the White House to state legislatures to overwhelmed parents and students—to do something about it. This paper, the first in a new Lumina peper series, explores the actual costs of delivering a college education.

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