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LR174 Higher Education Task Force

2004 Baseline Report: Challenges and Opportunities for Nebraska

Volume 1: Executive Summary and Statistical Report

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Executive Summary (43k)

Introduction (14k)

Section I: Increasing Postsecondary Enrollment (724k)

Includes the following:

  • 1.1 Increase the proportion of PK-12 students who graduate from high school, enroll in postsecondary education and are adequately prepared to proceed through postsecondary degree completion
  • 1.2 The state's postsecondary education system must more actively recruit Nebraska high school graduates in order to increase the proportion of these graduates who pursue their postsecondary education in Nebraska
  • 1.3 The state's postsecondary education system must more actively recruit non-Nebraska high school graduates in order to increase the number of such students who pursue postsecondary education in Nebraska.
  • 1.4 Increase need-based financial aid in order to improve access to higher education for Nebraskans with limited financial means
  • 1.5 Increase the number and proportion of Nebraska postsecondary students who are currently underrepresented in the state's higher education system

Section II: Increasing College Retention and Graduation Rates (104k)

Includes the following:

  • 2.1 The state's postsecondary education system must work collaboratively with Nebraska's PK-12 education system to improve the preparedness of students to undertake and successfully complete postsecondary education programs of study
  • 2.2a The state's postsecondary education system must more actively engage in student retention efforts and decrease the proportion of postsecondary education students who fail to persist beyond their first year(s) of enrollment
  • 2.2b The state's postsecondary education system must also increase the proportion of students who complete associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees within defined time frames
  • 2.3 The state's postsecondary education system must expand upon and strengthen existing associate to baccalaureate degree "2 plus 2" and other degree-credit transfer programs

Section III: Reversing the Net Out-Migration of College-Educated Nebraskans (31k)

Section IV: Series of Baseline Indicators (99k)

Appendices

  1. Nebraska College Enrollments: 1993-2003 (30k)
  2. National College Enrollment Projections: 2003-2013 (9k)
  3. National and Nebraska Population Projections: 2000-2020 (17k)
  4. Trend in the Number of Nebraska High School Graduates: 1993-2018 (12k)
  5. Nebraska One-Year 7th-12th Grade Dropout Rates: 2002-2003 (58k)
  6. Crisis at the Core - Preparing Students for College Work (Courtesy ACT)  (110k)
  7. Nebraska and Non-Nebraska First-Time Freshmen by Institution (16k)
  8. Pell Grant Recipient Data by State: 1999-2003 (14k)