Ohio higher ed changes extend to 2-year schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State funding formulas for Ohio’s two-year public colleges are now tied to graduation rates and course completion rather than enrollment.

The changes that kicked in Thursday have been in effect at Ohio’s four-year schools.

Two-year colleges will now be able to join four-year institutions in offering students a single tuition rate during their time on campus and the new funding formula provides more money for some low-income, minority and older students.

Additionally, the changes establish a mechanism for encouraging international students to study and remain in Ohio, give veterans an opportunity to receive college credit for military training and experience and streamline the state’s system of offering college-credit courses to high school students.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s