Resources by State

2012-13 Annual Report to the State

From:
Thursday, March 13, 2014

An annual summary of program activities for the Midwestern Higher Education Compact for the member states.

The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Postsecondary Institutions

From:
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Graduation rates are frequently employed in rating the effectiveness and efficiency of colleges and universities. However, variation in raw graduation rates may better reflect differences in such factors as admissions selectivity or institutional mission rather than whether institutional practices and programs are conducive to student success. This report thus estimates institutional effectiveness as the difference between an institution’s actual graduation rate and the rate that would be expected given the institution’s structural attributes, the types of students served, and the geographical context. Institutional efficiency is then estimated as the ratio of effectiveness to educational expenditures per full-time equivalent student. The results demonstrate that seemingly low graduation rates may in fact reflect institutional practices that are satisfactory or better.

Annual State Report 2011-12

From:
Monday, January 07, 2013

The annual state report on Wisconsin participation in MHEC programs and services. Also included in the report are policy indicators highlighting the state's opportunity for advancing postsecondary opportunity, completion, and productivity.

Annual State Report 2011-12

From:
Monday, January 07, 2013

The annual state report on Wisconsin participation in MHEC programs and services. Also included in the report are policy indicators highlighting the state's opportunity for advancing postsecondary opportunity, completion, and productivity.

Promising Practices: What Works in the Midwest (January 2010)

From:
Friday, January 01, 2010
New Approaches to Improving College Access, Persistence, and Success: Three Exemplary Postsecondary Opportunity Programs, A report from the Wisconsin Center for Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) and the MHEC Promising Practices Series This report was written by staff from the WISCAPE at the University of Wisconsin–Madison: Policy Analyst Elizabeth Stransky Vaade and Project Assistants J. Edward Connery and Bo McCready. The report formed the basis for their presentation at the MHEC Policy Summit on November 9, 2009, in Fargo, ND. Please direct any comments about the report or requests for additional information to Chris Rasmussen, vice president for research and policy analysis, at ChrisR@mhec.org.