The Relationships Between State Higher Education Funding Strategies and College Access and Success

Robert Kelchen, Justin Ortagus, Kelly Rosinger, Dominique Baker, Mitch Lingo

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We compiled the first longitudinal data set with detailed state funding information to examine whether different funding strategies for public higher education correlate with college access and completion, with a focus on outcomes among racially minoritized students. We found no relationships between funding mechanisms and student outcomes at public universities. However, at community colleges, we found that funding strategies that combine base adjustments and enrollment or performance components may increase enrollment, but not completions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEducational Researcher
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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