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This policy brief series provides concise analysis of issues affecting public higher education.

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  • Higher Education and the 2014 Elections - (View PDF)

  • A Gamble with Consequences: State Lottery-Funded Scholarship Programs as a Strategy for Boosting College Affordability - September 2014 (View PDF)

  • The "Pay It Forward" College Financing Concept: A Pathway to the Privatization of Public Higher Education" - July 2014 (View PDF)
  • Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2014 - January 2014 (View PDF
  • A Proposed Federal Matching Program to Stop to Privatization of Public Higher Education -January 2014 (View PDF) (View News Release)
  • Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2013 - January 2013 (View PDF)

  • Higher Education and the 2012 Elections - November 2012 (View PDF)
  • The Three-Year Bachelor's Degree: Reform Measure or Red Herring? - September 2012 (View PDF)
  • Update on Federal Maintenance of Effort Provision: Reinforcing the State Role in Public Higher Education Financing - July 2012 (View PDF)
  • College and University Mergers: An Update on Recent Trends - June 2012 (View PDF)
  • Changing Dynamics in State Oversight of For-Profit Colleges - April 2012 (View PDF)
  • Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2012 - January 2012 (View PDF)