Eye on Education

Kent State May Grant Associates Degrees To Receive More State Funding

This summer, Ohio will change the way it funds colleges and universities. Schools will now receive state dollars based on the number of students who complete degrees, not the number who enroll. The idea is to push colleges to focus more on getting students to graduate. But as the Columbus Dispatch report, a loophole in the new policy could prompt campuses like Kent State University to grant more associates degrees in an effort to get more funding.

Leaders at Kent State University say they have found a way to grant more degrees and earn more money from the state. But officials at some other schools say the idea exploits a loophole in state rules and could hurt other colleges.

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