The Coordinating Commission is the only entity in Nebraska that conducts in-depth, statewide analysis of higher-education issues.
Most Requested Reports
Comprehensive Statewide Plan for Postsecondary Education
As required by statute, the Commission has developed and periodically revises a plan to provide direction for the future of higher education in Nebraska. The Commission annually assesses achievement toward the goals identified in the Comprehensive Statewide Plan in its Measuring Accomplishments report and related data dictionary.
Nebraska Higher Education Progress 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.
Factual Look at Higher Education in Nebraska (Updated annually)
Utilizes data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) surveys to provide comparative data for Nebraska's higher education institutions.
Supplemental Forms Report on Enrollment, Tuition & Fees, and Financial Aid (January 2019)
Presents data on enrollment, tuition and fees, and financial aid for the state's public colleges and universities. The information in this report is meant to supplement data and analysis offered in other CCPE reports.
Tuition, Fees, and College Affordability Report (September 2018)
This biennial report provides an analysis of the public policy issues relating to tuition, fees and financial aid for students in Nebraska.
College Continuation Rates (Revised August 2019)
This dashboard provides our estimate of college-going rates for each of Nebraska's public high schools that awarded regular high school diplomas in 2007-2008 through 2017-2018. Data users also can download an Excel file of the entire dataset, including our estimate of college-going rates, by county, for the high school graduating class of 2005-06 (includes public and private schools).
Degrees and Other Awards (Revised July 2019)
These dashboards summarize the number of degrees and awards conferred by Nebraska's public colleges and universities, independent colleges and universities, and for-profit/career schools, as reported in the federal IPEDS surveys. The information corresponds to the data presented in the Commission's 2019 Factual Look at Higher Education in Nebraska: Degrees and Other Awards Conferred 2007-2008 through 2017-2018.
Enrollment (Revised September 2019)
These dashboards summarize enrollments at Nebraska's public colleges and universities, independent colleges and universities, and for-profit/career schools, as reported in the federal IPEDS surveys. The information corresponds to the data presented in the Commission's 2019 Factual Look at Higher Education in Nebraska: Enrollment (Fall enrollment: 2008 through 2018; 12-month enrollment: 2008-09 through 2017-18).
FAFSA Completion (Updated weekly)
This dashboard provides aggregate information by secondary schools, school districts, and certain designated entities on their students’ progress toward completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
Financial Aid Reports
Tuition, Fees, and College Affordability Report (September 2018)
This biennial report provides an analyses of the public policy issues relating to tuition, fees and financial aid for students in Nebraska.
Education Committee hearing on postsecondary affordability (September 2015)
The Nebraska Legislature's Education Committee held a public hearing on postsecondary affordability issues on Sept. 10, 2015. The Coordinating Commission provided testimony and supporting information.
ACE year-end report (2018)
Presentation made at the Jan. 24, 2019 Commission meeting.
NOG year-end report (2019)
Presentation made at the Jan. 23, 2020 Commission meeting.
Gap Assistance Annual Report (2019)
Facilities and Budget Reports
2019-2021 Institutional Operating Budget Recommendations (October 2018)
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.
2019-2021 Capital Construction Budget Recommendations and Prioritization (October 2018)
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
Other Reports, Publications and Presentations
Peer Reports (2014-15)
These reports outline the processes and results of the Commission's selection of new peer groups for the University of Nebraska institutions, State College System, and community colleges. (Updated peer groups - November 2019)
Delivering Courses Beyond Campus Walls (December 2018) (December 2017) (September 2016)
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)
LB 637 Dual Enrollment and Career Academy Study (December 2011)
Legislative Bill 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. (Appendix III available here)
LB 340 Community College Study (December 2009)
Legislative Bill 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.
Graduate Outcomes in Nebraska
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.
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.
Challenges and Opportunities: 2004 Baseline Report for LR 174 Higher Education Task Force
In 2003, the Nebraska Legislature's LR 174 Task Force identified three major priorities for the state's postsecondary education system. This report outlines those priorities and their baseline measures.
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