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Taking Stock of Outcomes-Based Funding

Policy Snapshot

Posted: October 2, 2017
Authors: Neal Holly, Mary Fulton
Organizations: Postsecondary and Workforce Development Institute, Education Commission of the States

Concerned with low on-time graduation rates, some state lawmakers are turning to outcomes-based funding as one policy approach to support postsecondary degree attainment and workforce goals. This report from the Education Commission of the States defines and explores outcomes-based funding, and provides summary information on 2016 and 2017 legislative activities.

Taking Stock of Outcomes-Based Funding