Eye on Education

State Panel: Ohio Should Cut Funding to Low-Performing Colleges

A state panel is suggesting that Ohio public colleges make a host of changes in order to improve the rate at which students graduate. Among the suggestions is reducing state funding to institutions whose students take “too long” to graduate.

A panel studying ways to boost Ohio’s college graduation rate says tuition should be raised on students to out-of-state rates and their institutions should see state stipends reduced if they’re taking too long to graduate.

In its new report, the Complete College Ohio Task Force also recommended that institutions offer tuition guarantees tied to a student completing coursework on a set schedule, and distribute financial aid “as a paycheck,” rather than in a lump sum, to encourage students to work less and take more classes.

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