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Column: Higher education policy not connected with goals




Public higher education financing is unsustainable as currently configured. This conclusion was reached by two important groups over the past two years.

The National Association of State Budget Officers and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association both report the current fiscal crunch for public colleges and universities will not go away.

Indiana, like all other states, claims more students need certification or degrees beyond high school. However, states are hard pressed to increase funding for postsecondary institutions from community colleges to research-based universities.

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