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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Commission newsletter highlights latest issues in Nebraska higher ed

The Coordinating Commission recently published the March 2017 issue of Commission Update, a newsletter-style publication focusing on the Commission's recent activity.

Among the items featured in this issue:

  • A new report produced by the Commission highlights many of the issues facing Nebraska higher education, including the state’s college attainment gap between whites and minorities, and the annual net out-migration of working-age adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • A bill working its way through the Legislature would put in place measures to protect Nebraska students who attend for-profit institutions that go out of business. The Coordinating Commission would administer the fund.
  • The state’s need-based financial aid programs continue to make college more affordable for thousands of Nebraska students every year. The Commission administers both the Nebraska Opportunity Grant and the Access College Early scholarship programs. The Commission recently published its year-end reports for both.