Exploring the relationship between performance-based funding design and underrepresented student enrollment at community colleges

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Author: Kelchen, Robert

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Objective: An increasing number of states are adopting performance-based funding (PBF) systems for their public colleges, but there are concerns that PBF dissuades colleges from recruiting and enrolling students with a lower likelihood of success. Some states have attempted to address this concern by providing additional funds for successfully serving low-income, underrepresented minority, or adult students, but the effectiveness of these particular provisions has yet to be examined among 2-year colleges. I explore whether these provisions have affected historically underrepresented...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Finance; Participation; Equity

Keywords: Community college; Funding; Access to education and training; Socially disadvantaged; Enrolment; Accountability

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2019

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Journal title: Community college review

Journal volume: 47

Journal number: 4

Journal date: October 2019

Pages: pp. 382-405

ISSN: 0091-5521

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 138.187

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