MHEC and SHEEO Examine Public Funding's Impact on College Graduation Rates

MHEC and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) released a report, The Effect of State Appropriations on College Graduation Rates of Diverse Students, which examines whether levels of state funding for higher education are associated with college graduation rates, particularly among underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The analysis uses a 12-year dataset of freshman cohorts at most public four-year institutions in the nation. The companion brief, Linking State Appropriations and College Completion Among Diverse Students, concludes that adequate resources effectively used can help improve the graduation rates of students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as white students.