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Employing Postsecondary Data for Effective State Finance Policymaking

Posted: March 10, 2016
Authors: Jamey Rorison, Mamie Voight, Jennifer Engle,
Organizations: Institute for Higher Education Policy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Each year, more states are adopting policies to incent and support improvements in postsecondary student success and equitable outcomes through the effective use of quality data. Particularly as the target dates for national higher education attainment goals grow nearer, state economies are in need of more college-educated workers, and budgets continue to be severely constrained, many state leaders are recognizing the need to improve the productivity, completion efficiency and equity of their higher education systems. 

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Employing Postsecondary Data for Effective State Finance Policymaking