Higher Education2019-02-13T06:14:22+00:00

Higher Education

With state budgets under pressure and higher education being one of the biggest discretionary items on those budgets, public post secondary institutions likely will need to find new ways to fund their operations. Our higher education analyses and fiscal modeling pressure-test common assumptions about cost savings and cost-benefit tradeoffs. We put real numbers to policies such as those that enable students to earn college credit in high school; promote enrollment of out-of-state students to boost revenue; or permit students to earn more credits than they need to graduate from public universities.

College credit in high school: Doing the math on costs

In this analysis Marguerite Roza and Caitlin Brooks examine the actual extent of savings (if any) tied to taking college classes in high school by investigating the costs of providing college credit in high school for models in three states: Florida, Georgia, and Ohio. Authors examined costs paid by public dollars, in addition to costs borne by students and families (private...

Are public universities neglecting in-state students?

Are public universities neglecting in-state students? Marguerite Roza participated in an online conversation "Room for Debate" hosted by NY Times. Read her response titled "Public Universities Must Not Solve Budget Gaps by Limiting Access to In-State students." Read this article...

The High Price of Excess Credits

The High Price of Excess Credits This brief by Alicia Kinne, Grant Blume and Marguerite Roza, examines the cost of extra credits earned by students in California, Georgia and New York and opportunities for state and university leaders to maximize degree attainment with constrained resources. Read this report...

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