Measuring the Efficiency of Postsecondary Institutions: A Regression-based Approach to Adjusting for Differences in Cost Structures

The Reliability and Validity of Using Regression Residuals to Measure Institutional Effectiveness in Promoting Degree Completion

2015 Annual Technologies Committee Meeting

Past, Present, and Future: Everything is Connected

The Annual Technologies Committee meeting brought together an intimate group of higher education chief information officers, technology experts, and information technology (IT) procurement professionals from across the Midwest on February 25-27, to address IT challenges, share best practices, and find innovative solutions. The annual meeting, Past, Present, and Future: Everything is Connected  contained some exploration around the committee's beginnings, current engagement, and future activities with guests Dennis Linster, former CIO for Wayne State College (NE) and former Technologies Committee chair, as well as Ron Kraemer, current vice president and chief information and digital officer for the University of Notre Dame (IN).

MHEC Edition: Blueprint for College Readiness

The Blueprint for College Readiness features a first-of-its-kind analysis of the top 10 critical K-12 and higher education policies promoting college readiness and success. The document, written by the Education Commission for the States, has been tailored to the MHEC member states. It is designed to serve as a framework to help K-12 and higher education leaders conceptualize the various education reforms taking place in their states. It unites two driving forces in state and federal policymaking: Improving the college readiness of students preparing to graduate from high school and decreasing the need for remedial education and increasing the number of students who earn a degree or credential.

The Blueprint examines the following policy areas:
1. High School: College readiness standards, college readiness assessments, graduation requirements and accountability.
2. Higher Education: Statewide admissions standards, statewide remedial and placement policies, transfer and accountability.
3. Bridge: Statewide college and career readiness definition, and a data pipeline and process for reporting.

2013-14 MSEP Enrollment Data

This report covers 2013-14 enrollment data for the Midwestern Student Exchange Program (MSEP). The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) offers reduced tuition rates to students in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Since 1994, MHEC has been providing more affordable educational opportunities for students to attend out-of-state institutions at reduced costs. MSEP serves as the Midwest’s largest multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Nearly 100 campuses from the participating states have opened their doors to students at reduced rates. Public institutions enrolling students under the program agree to charge no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate while private institutions offer a 10% reduction on their tuition rates.

Maximizing Return on Educational Investment: Preserving Access, Promoting Completion, Protecting Quality

The 2014 policy summit examined efforts by states to support institutional innovation and maximize the return on investment of taxpayer dollars while preserving access, affordability, and quality of student outcomes. Through informative and provocative presentations, discussions, and an examination of innovative and promising practices, the 2014 MHEC policy summit addressed the following four themes: Outcomes-Based Funding and Other Institution-Focused Strategies; Leveraging Student Aid and other Student-Focused Incentives; Consumer Information and Reporting Systems; and Institutional Innovation to Reduce Cost and Advance Student Success.

View recorded Session: Rethinking College Affordability to Maximize States' ROI on Investment in Student Aid