ISBN-10:
1579221165
ISBN-13:
9781579221164
Pub. Date:
09/28/2004
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing
Postsecondary Participation and State Policy: Meeting the Future Demand

Postsecondary Participation and State Policy: Meeting the Future Demand

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ISBN-13: 9781579221164
Publisher: Stylus Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: Stylus Higher Education Policy Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Mario C. Martinez is Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Innovation for the National University System. He has written several books in the area of higher education innovation, strategy and policy. He is a founding partner of SoftSkillsPros.com, a training and resource company serving higher education institutions and the many professionals who work within them.

Donald E. Heller is Director, Center for the Study of Higher Education, and Professor of Education and Senior Scientist, at the College of Education, The Pennsylvania State University.

Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Prefacexix
Introduction1
Demographics and Policy4
1.The Importance of Postsecondary Participation7
The Benefits of Higher Education: Past and Present8
The Growing Case for Postsecondary Participation10
2.The Current State of Postsecondary Participation15
The Current Picture of Postsecondary Participation15
Population by Age18
Applying Financial Ratio Analysis to Postsecondary Participation20
18- to 24-Year-Olds23
25 and Older27
Conclusion30
3.The Future State of Postsecondary Participation31
2015 Age Group Populations34
Comparison Ratio Changes42
Conclusion45
4.Leave No Student Behind: Exceeding the Status Quo47
Benchmark Achievement49
Moving Toward Improvement54
Baseline Plus55
Conclusion59
5.Funding Higher Education in the Future61
Enrollment Growth63
The Inflation Factor66
Future Funding Scenarios68
Conclusion74
6.State Policy and Higher Education Supply77
Successful State Policy in the Future80
Conclusion88
7.Aligning Policymaker Expectations with Future Demand91
Outcomes91
Means and Ends92
Changing Demographics and Higher Education Policy94
Achieving Outcomes99
Conclusion101
Appendixes
A.2000 Participation Statistics, with Participation Rates103
B.2000 Participation Statistics, with Comparison Ratios106
C.2015 Population Statistics109
D.2015 Participation Statistics112
E.Enrollment Changes: 2000 to 2015115
F.2015 Comparison Ratios118
G.2015 Projected Enrollments: 18-24121
H.2015 Projected Enrollments: 25+124
I.2015 Projected Enrollments: 18+127
J.Enrollment Growth Factors130
K.Funding Scenarios132
L.Appropriation Increases134
M.2000 Appropriations137
References139
Notes143
Index147

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