Nebraska colleges and universities conferred nearly 19 percent more degrees, diplomas and certificates in 2016 than they did in 2006, while STEM fields account for an increasing share of majors for Nebraska graduates. Those findings and others are included in a new report, A Factual Look at Higher Education in Nebraska: Degrees and Other Awards, released by the Coordinating Commission this week.
A new law championed by State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln will provide greater financial protection for Nebraska students who attend a for-profit institution that closes.
The Board of Regents will meet at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St., Lincoln. Agenda and support materials are available online.
Education Commission of the States will host its 2017 National Forum on Education Policy in San Diego. Coordinating Commission Executive Director Mike Baumgartner will participate in a panel discussion about higher education funding.
The Coordinating Commission will meet at the Lincoln Publc Schools Administration Building. Agenda and appendices will be available online prior to the meeting.
The Coordinating Commission will meet at Central Community College's Hastings campus. Agenda and appendices will be available online prior to the meeting.
The Coordinating Commission will meet in Lincoln at the State Capitol. Agenda and appendices will be available online prior to the meeting.
The Metro CC board will meet at the Mule Barn, Building 21, Room 112, at the college's Fort Omaha campus. Agenda and supporting materials are available online.
The Southeast CC board will meet at the school's Milford campus, 600 State St., in Dunlap Center Rooms A and B. Agenda and support materials are available online.
An Omaha state senator has put forward a legislative resolution that calls for a study of dual enrollment in Nebraska.