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Charting Florida College And University Graduates By Pay

The Florida Department of Education released the first edition of an annual report compiling Florida college and university graduate earning data last week. Generally, graduates with science degrees were more likely to earn more in their first year of employment after college. But which school’s graduates earned the most money? Check out these charts created […]

New Florida Report Tracks State College And University Graduate Earnings

Science degrees pay. And generally, the higher the degree one earns the more they can expect to be paid — even within their field. That’s two conclusions from a first-of-its-kind economic study of Florida’s college and university graduates. Lawmakers required the annual reports two years ago, part of a push to tie the state’s education […]

Why Performance Funding Will Mean Tougher Admission Standards In Florida

What will a performance funding system for Florida’s post-secondary institutions look like? State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan defines it as “awarding money to institutions based on performance in key measures of student success.” The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) is meeting today at New College of Florida in Sarasota and discussing the idea. BOG […]

Florida Gets Bragging Rights On National Higher Education Report Card

When people yell “We’re number 1!” about a Florida university, usually they’ve got a foam finger on their hand. But a new national study from the Institute for a Competitive Workforce on university and college performance and policy is giving state higher ed leaders a new reason to crow. Florida accomplished what no other state […]

Drafting The Three-Volume Plan For Florida’s Universities

Florida’s Board of Governors plan for the future is a trilogy. Most states have long-term goals and an accountability plan to make sure everyone follows through. But Dr. Jan Ignash, Vice Chancellor of the State University System, says it’s the middle volume that could be the most interesting as the board meets at the University […]

Lawmaker Says Quality Of Florida Universities Will Erode Without Funding

The lawmaker behind two key pieces of legislation relating to Florida’s state university system – one signed by Gov. Rick Scott, the other vetoed – talked about the Legislature’s efforts before the Higher Education Coordinating Council on Wednesday. Rep. Bill Proctor, R-St. Augustine, told the group’s seven members that many of their recommendations were reflected […]

Mock Evictions Draw Criticism at Florida Atlantic University

Editor’s note: This post was written by WLRN reporter Tasnim Shamma; see response from FAU below. About 200 students at three residential dormitories of the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University returned home last Friday to find mock eviction notices posted on their doors. The notice said they had three days to collect their […]

Board Of Governors Seeking Solutions For Construction Funding

Florida universities say declining money for construction and maintenance is possibly the biggest budgetary challenge the schools are facing. As Florida homes have become more energy-efficient, the state is collecting less in taxes for the Public Education Capital Outlay fund that funds building projects. The Florida Board of Governors will put together a a task […]

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