Data Collection and Reports
In order to meet Nebraska's higher education goals stated in the Comprehensive Statewide Plan for Postsecondary Education, the Coordinating Commission maintains extensive databases and produces regular, comprehensive reports to provide a wide array of objective, factual information about higher education in Nebraska. No other entity maintains all of these kinds of data.
We are proud to serve as an information resource for legislators, reporters, the public, higher education institutions, and other government agencies.
For Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education's contributing institutions to submit data regarding their respective institutions. Institutions may also review comparative data prior to publication.
Reports and Publications
Reports have been categorized below based on their subject matters and are provided in Acrobat PDF format. To view a report, click on one of the links below. The most recently approved copy of each report is listed in parentheses.
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Postsecondary Institutional and Student Data
Produced by the Nebraska Department of Labor, this report provides information on recent graduates' earnings, industry employment and work location. This publication also includes information about which majors produce graduates most likely to be employed in Nebraska, which majors produce the highest wages, which Nebraska counties graduates are employed and demographic characteristics of graduates.
A Factual Look at Higher Education in Nebraska (August 2012)
A report that uses data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) surveys to provide comparative data for Nebraska's higher education institutions.
Nebraska Higher Education Progress Report (March 14, 2013)
A report designed to provide the Nebraska Legislature with comparative statistics to monitor and evaluate progress toward achieving key priorities for Nebraska's postsecondary education system.
Residence and Migration of First-Time Freshmen, Fall 2006 (December 6, 2007).
This report provides detailed information about the first-time enrollments of Nebraska's postsecondary institutions and the enrollments of Nebraska-resident, first-time freshmen at out-of-state institutions.
Higher Education and the Future of Nebraska (Presented by Dennis Jones, President of the National Center Higher Education Management Systems, at the Postsecondary Education and Nebraska's Future forum held December 5, 2007); Click here for print version.
Needed in Nebraska: A New Approach to Higher Education Policymaking at the State Level Presented by Dennis Jones, President of the National Center Higher Education Management Systems, at the March 14, 2013 Commission meeting
Nebraska College-Going Rates
A variety of reports and data related to college-going or college continuation. Other information regarding college-going rates is included in the annual Progress Report.
This document provides our estimate of college going rate, by school, for the high school graduating class of 2010-11.
College-going Rates for Nebraska Public High Schools for the High School Class of 2009-2010 (July 20, 2011) This report presents the estimated college-going rates for each of Nebraska's 276 public high schools that awarded high school diplomas in 2009-2010. These estimates are based on data obtained from the Nebraska Department of Education and the National Student Clearinghouse.
Nebraska P-16 Initiative: Proposed Increase in Nebraska's College-Going Rate to Reach the Top 10 Nationally (Feb. 16, 2010) This report outlines a proposed strategy to achieve the Nebraska P-16 Initiative’s goal to improve Nebraska’s college-going rate to the Top 10 tier nationally.
This report provides our estimate of college going rate, by high school, for the high school graduating class of 2007-2008.
Estimated College Continuation Rates for Nebraska Counties for the High School Class of 2005-06 (September 10, 2007; Revised November 27, 2007)
This report provides our estimate of college going rate, by county, for the high school graduating class of 2005-2006.
Financial Aid Reports
2012 Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid Report (Approved by CCPE Commissioners September 19, 2012)
This biennial report provides an analyses of the public policy issues relating to tuition, fees and financial aid for students in Nebraska.
Nebraska Student Loan
Volume Report 1992-93 to 2002-03 (September 2005)
This report reviews student loan borrowing information and trends as they pertain to Nebraska student borrowers. All analyzed funding is from federal loan programs. Click on a table of content item to go to that section of the report.
Graduating Into Debt: Results of the Nebraska Student Loan Survey
This report is a collaboration with the National Student Loan Program. It describe the demographics of the student borrower population, how the population was selected, the outcome of the survey, and recommendations and conclusions based on the survey results. The report will also present information that, while perhaps not bearing directly on the issues of over-reliance on student loans or deferment of life decisions, should be of interest to the reader, such as the percentage of respondents who worked while attending college.
Access College Early scholarship program 2011-12 year-end report (September 2012)
Presentation made at the Sept. 19, 2012 Commission meeting.
Nebraska Opportunity Grant 2012 year-end report (March 2013)
Presentation made at the March 14, 2013 Commission meeting.
Facilities and Budget Reports
2013-2015 Institutional Operating Budget Recommendations (October 2012)
This is is a constitutionally required analyses of public institutional budget requests for the upcoming biennium. It includes information about higher education appropriations, affordability, access and accountability; discussions of statewide funding issues and recommendations and rationales pertaining to institutional budget requests.
2013-2015 Capital Construction Budget Recommendations and Prioritization (October 2012; revised December 2012)
This report contains the Coordinating Commission’s funding and priority recommendations on capital construction budget requests from the Nebraska State College System, the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis
The Commission reviews and makes recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature regarding any major operating budget deficit appropriation requests coming from Nebraska's postsecondary institutions.
Postsecondary Academic and Public Service Reports
LB 637 Dual Enrollment and Career Academy Study
LB 637 directed the Coordinating Commission to study the need for uniform policies and practices regarding dual-enrollment courses and career academies in Nebraska, as well as to examine other opportunities for Nebraska high-school students to earn college credit, such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs. This report provides the results of that study. (Appendix III available here
LB 340 Community College Study (December 2009)
LB 340 directed the Coordinating Commission to study Nebraska's community college system and offer recommendations for a variety of issues, including the roles and missions of the community colleges and appropriate weighting of courses for state funding. This report provides the results of that study.
Survey of Programs and Courses
Nebraska by Out-of-State Institutions (January 2011)
The Coordinating Commission keeps track of course and program activities by public postsecondary institutions that are located outside of Nebraska.
2012 Biennial Report (December
A report that provides an overview of the Commission's accomplishments during the past two years. Pursuant to state statute, the Commission uses this report to inform its readers of what the Commission does and how well it's achieving its goals.
This report describes the types of distance education courses available to Nebraska residents, who is delivering distance education, how distance education is delivered and how many students are taking advantage of distance education. (Note: This report deals only with Nebraska's public institutions)
This document lists the programs the Coordinating Commission reviewed in the 2008 Biennium. The list also describes the Coordinating Commission's action taken on each program based on the Commission's review.
Public Service Inventory (ongoing)
The Coordinating Commission keeps an inventory of public services operated by public postsecondary institutions.