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State Performance-Based Funding Has Little Effect on Degree Completion

November 21, 2013

Efforts to make university funding dependent on performance outputs have done little to increase degree completion rates, according to researchers from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). A WISCAPE study finds that state initaitives to make university funding dependent on number of degree completions, student retention, job placement and other factors have had little to no effect on associate or baccalaureate degree completions. The researchers recommend further investigation into alternative evidence-based methods to improve public-university performance. Download the brief...

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