|CA||Signed into law 09/2013||Postsec.||Online Cross-Enrollment at the California State University|
From bill summary: Expresses legislative intent that, by the beginning of the 2015–16 academic year, students enrolled at a California State University (CSU) campus be provided an opportunity to enroll in online courses available at other CSU campuses. Authori...
|OR||Signed into law 09/2013||Postsec.||Office of Student Access and Completion|
H.B. 3120 (Section 3)
Establishes the Office of Student Access and Completion operating under the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Abolishes any antecedents and transfers statutory powers to adjudicate disputes to this office.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Data on Impacts of--and Assistance with--Timely Completion|
Requires a general academic teaching institution other than a public state college to provide each first-time entering undergraduate student, including a transfer student a comparison of the average total amounts of tuition and fees paid by a full-time student...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Student Degree Maps|
Provides that, not later than August 1, 2013, the commission for higher education (commission) shall develop guidelines to provide a state educational institution guidance for establishing degree maps for each full-time student attending the state educational ...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Reporting on Middle Skills Credentials|
Requires the department, in consultation with the commission for higher education, the department of education, the office of the secretary of family and social services, and any other agency the department determines to be necessary, to include information in...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Postsecondary - Outreach to Re-Enroll Near Completers|
Directs the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to create a statewide communication campaign to identify near completers (some postsecondary credits) in the State and encourage them to re-enroll in an institution of higher education to earn a degree. S...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Postsecondary - Graduation Required Course of Study|
Requires each undergraduate student enrolled in a public four-year higher education institution to file a degree plan (course of study required for graduation) not later than by the completion of 45 credit hours of course work. Requires transfer students to a ...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||First-Generation College Student Success|
Requires by January 15, 2014, and annually thereafter, the Board of Trustees of the University of Maine System, the Board of Trustees of the Maine Community College System and the Board of Trustees of the Maine Maritime Academy to each submit to the joint stan...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Creating the Greater Minnesota Internship Program|
Requires the Office of Higher Education to establish an internship program through employer tax credits. Directs postsecondary institutions to enter into 12-week agreements with eligible employers, which delineate the students' scope and rigor of work so that ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.|
|Labor Education Alignment Program|
Creates a statewide, comprehensive labor education alignment program, in which technology center and community college students participate in employment training and attain industry-recognized postsecondary credentials. Provides that the Tennessee Higher Educ...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Veteran Advocates|
Directs postsecondary institutions to establish and implement measures to improve veteran access, retention, and degree completion. Stipulates specific measures, including awarding prior learning, providing financial and psychological counseling, and veteran-f...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Credit for Military Training|
Authorizes certain licensing boards to accept education, training or experience completed in the military towards licensure.
|MT||Adopted 04/2013||Postsec.||Request MUS to study college completion|
Requests the Montana University System to study and adopt goals and performance measures directed at increasing college completion.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||Postsec.||Regaining Institutional Eligibility for Cal Grant Awards|
S.B. 1028 - Regaining Institutional Eligibility for Cal Grant Awards
From bill summary: Requires that an otherwise qualifying institution that becomes ineligible for initial and renewal Cal Grant awards due either to (1) a 3-year cohort default rate at or above 15.5% or (2) a graduation
rate of 30% or less for students taking 1...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||Postsec.||Cal Grant Institutional Eligibility + Cohort Default Rates and On-Time Completion Rates|
S.B. 1016 - Cal Grant Institutional Eligibility + Cohort Default Rates and On-Time Completion Rates
From section 46 of bill summary: Existing provisions provide that, effective with the 2012-13 academic year, for students at the institution to be eligible for initial and renewal Cal Grant awards, the institution's 3-year cohort default rate must be below 30%...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2012||Postsec.||Improvements In College Completion|
Allows the Colorado commission on higher education to take into account the rigor of a student's high school courses in establishing academic admission standards for state institutions of higher education. Directs the commission to ensure the remedial educatio...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||Postsec.||Number of Hours Required for a Baccalaureate Degree|
Limits the maximum number of semester hours required to earn a baccalaureate degree to 120 (previous provision left this number to the discretion of the board of regents); continues provision that exceptions may be granted with board of regents' approval. Adds...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||Postsec.||occupations; creating post-military service occupation, education and credentialing act. effective date.|
Creates the Post-Military Service Occupation, Education and Credentialing Act. Authorizes the public and private institutions of higher education and the career and technology centers to utilize the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Arm...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12|
|The Skills For Jobs Act|
To the extent possible, requires state agencies to produce an annual report regarding state workforce need projections and college credential production. The report also should indicated anticipated credentials that high school vocational programs, apprentices...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||Higher Ed Associate Degree Transfer Students|
The bill requires a 4-year state institution of higher education to notify a 2-year institution when a student who transferred from the 2-year institution accumulates 60 credits. The 2-year institution shall conduct a degree audit to determine whether the stud...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12|
|Degree Completion Pilot Program|
H.B. 5201 - Degree Completion Pilot Program
From final bill analysis: Establishes a Degree Completion Pilot Program to recruit, recover, and retain adult learners and assist them in completing degrees aligned to high-wage, high-skill, and workforce needs. Bill text (pages 33-36 of 72): http://myfloridah...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||College Credit for Military Training and Education Courses|
Requires the board of governors and the state board of education to adopt regulations & rules, respectively, that enable U.S. Armed Forces servicemembers to earn college credit at public postsecondary institutions for college-level training and education acqui...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||College-Credit Equivalency Program|
Amends the University of Hawaii college-credit equivalency program to provide for the awarding of credit for service in the U.S. armed forces. Requires the program to develop a learning assessment or other criteria to determine college-level learning gained du...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Higher Ed Prior Learning Assessments|
Requires the commission on higher education and postsecondary institutions to develop criteria for awarding credit for students' prior learning though work experience, military service, community involvement or independent study and to define a process to asse...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Credit for Military Education and Training.|
Requires a state educational institution to adopt a policy to award educational credit to an individual who is enrolled in a state educational institution and successfully completes courses that: (1) are part of the individual's military service; (2) meet the ...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Postsecondary Success Study|
A.B. 9057 - Postsecondary Success Study
Part N: Directs the state university board of trustees and the city university board of trustees to jointly conduct a study on postsecondary remediation, which must consider a variety of factors, including strategies and programs proven effective in addressing...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Higher Education Coordinating Commission|
Expands duties of Higher Education Coordinating Commission to include the development and recommendation of policies to ensure or improve access to higher education
by underserved populations, recommend and encourage student success and completion initiatives,...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Higher Education; Course Credit for Military Experience|
Requires the governing boards of each public institution of higher education, in accordance with guidelines developed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, to implement policies that award academic credit to students for educational experience...
|WA||Partial Veto 03/2012||Postsec.||Creating the Office of Student Achievement Council|
Creates the Student Achievement Council to provide the focus and propose the goals and strategies for increasing educational attainment including improving student transitions from secondary to postsecondary education and training and between and among postsec...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||Postsec.||Admission, Retention and Graduation of 1st-Generation College-Goers|
Directs the board of higher education to include in a specified annual report to the governor and general assembly information on each public institution's admission, retention and graduation statistics of all students who are the first in their immediate fami...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||Postsec.||Planning Commission for Higher Education|
S.B. 858 - Postsecondary Provisions
Existing law creates the Blue Ribbon Commission to develop and implement a strategic master plan for higher education in the state. Renames the commission the Planning Commission for Higher Education. Repeals the existing parameters for the master plan to be d...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Higher Education Coordinating Council/Articulation Coordinating Committee/Various Postsecondary Provisions|
Establishes the Higher Education Coordinating Council and directs the council to make recommendations on: (1) The primary core mission of public and nonpublic postsecondary education institutions in the context of state access demands and economic development ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||College Credits for Military Personnel|
Awards educational credits to a student enrolled in a public college or university, who is also a veteran, for courses that are part of the student's military training or service and that meet certain academic standards. Provides definitions and implementation...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||LA Graduation Act Performance Audits|
Requires audits of information submitted by such Board of Regents institutions as indication of achievement of performance objectives under the LA GRAD Act; addressesto provide the timing and costs of such audits.
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Required Reporting of Retention and Graduation Rates for Colleges and Universities|
Requires all postsecondary institutions, including institutions offering accredited postsecondary educational and degree programs on the Internet, to report annually to the Department of Education the retention rates of the students for each degree program and...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.|
|Collaboration Between Community Colleges and Universities/ Transfer Credits|
H.B. 4325 - Postsecondary Provisions
From Legislative Staff Summary: Encourages community colleges to explore ways of increasing collaboration and cooperation with universities. Provides that it is the intent of the Legislature that universities work with community colleges to implement transfer...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Establishes the ''No Adult Left Behind" Initiative|
Requires the Commission on Workforce Development, acting as the lead agency, with the cooperation of other participating agencies, including but not limited to, the North Carolina Community College System, The University of North Carolina, and the North Caroli...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Study of Funding Higher Education|
This bill creates the Committee to Study the Funding of Higher Education. Establishes the composition of the committee. Directs the committee to study specified issues, including: (1) Compare the method of funding higher education in Nevada with the methods us...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Three-Year Baccalaureate|
H.B. 153 - Three-Year Baccalaureate
Directs the chancellor of the board of regents to require all state institutions of higher education that offer baccalaureate degrees to submit a statement describing how each major for which the school offers a baccalaureate degree may be completed within thr...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Increasing Postsecondary Completion Rates|
H.B. 2910 - Increasing Postsecondary Completion Rates
Permits the coordinating board of higher education, in partnership with institutions of higher education, to enter into an agreement with nonprofit organizations to help the board identify and implement strategies to increase degree completion rates, including...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Degree Plan|
H.B. 3025 - Degree Plan
Defines "degree plan" as a statement of the course requirements that an undergraduate must complete to be awarded an associate or bachelor's degree from the institution. Requires each student in an associate or bachelor's degree program at an institute of high...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.|
|Credit Transfer for Associate Degree|
H.B. 3025 - Credit Transfer for Associate Degree
Provides that this provision relates to a student enrolled in a general academic teaching institution (as defined in 61.003(3) http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.61.htm) who has transferred from or previously attended a lower-division institu...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Higher Education Master Plan|
Directs the commission on higher education to design a master plan that achieves the following goals: increasing the overall number of degrees and certificates awarded in a year by 30% in a decade to provide support for economic development; renegotiating perf...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Regulation of Public, Private Nonprofit, and For-Profit Institutions of Higher Education|
From Department of Legislative Services Fiscal and Policy Note: Distinguishes between public, private nonprofit, and for-profit institutions of higher education. Clarifies the scope of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act to include the unfair or deceptive off...
|TX||Adopted 05/2011||Postsec.||Approval of New Academic Programs and Administrative Changes at Public Universities, Health-Related Institutions, and Review of Existing Degree Programs|
19 TAC 5.43, 44, 52
Defines terms, including "doctoral graduation rate", "graduate placement" and "master's graduation rate". Provides that if the minimum number of credit hours required to complete a bachelor degree program exceeds 120, the institution must provide a compelling ...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
|Duties of Higher Ed Policy Commission/Tuition Increases/Graduation Rates|
Clarifies the duties and responsibilities of the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC). Sets deadlines in coming years for working toward fulfilling pay levels included in a state-determined salary schedule. Provides that a tutition and fee increase greate...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2011||Postsec.||Accelerated Degree Programs|
Relating to an accelerated baccalaureate degree program. State universities, regional universities and the Evergreen State College may develop accelerated baccalaureate degree programs that will allow academically qualified students to obtain a baccalaureate d...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.|
|Common Course Numbering|
Strengthens the transfer of courses between institutions of higher education. Expands the Roger Phillips transfer policy. Clarifies which courses are prerequisite courses. Establishes a statewide common course numbering system for postsecondary. Creates a "sta...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||Community College|
|Improving Student Success in Community Colleges|
Directs the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to adopt a plan for promoting and improving student success within the California Community Colleges. Directs the board of governors to establish a taskforce to examine best practices in the c...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12|
|Bachelors Degree in Three Timeline|
H.B. 7342, S.B. 2124
Moves from February 2010 to February 2011 date by which the board of governors for higher education must present to the general assembly an initial report, recommendations and timeline on the "Bachelors Degree in Three" program. Delays start of pilot "Bachelor...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2010||Postsec.||Accomodating Non-Traditional Students|
A resolution to require the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and the University of Tennessee (UT) to accommodate non-traditional students seeking to complete degrees by accepting completed coursework and credits to the extent authorized by the institution's ac...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12|
Creates a prekindergarten–16 council (the "council") to help coordinate and better align the efforts of the prekindergarten–12 educational system with the higher education community. Establishes goals and sets membership of the Council. Together with the secre...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
|Hispanic Education Act|
H.B. 150; S.B. 132
Enacts the Hispanic Education Act; creates the Hispanic Education Office of the Public Education Department; provides for powers and duties; creates an advisory council. Provides for the study, development and implementation of educational systems that affect ...
|VA||Issued 03/2010||Postsec.||Establishing the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment|
Establishes the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment. Directs the commission to consider the current state of public and private higher education in the state, and best practices in other states and countries. Directs the...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2010||Postsec.|
|Awarding Credit for Prior Training and Experience|
Requires the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges to develop policies for awarding academic credit for learning from work and military experience, military law enforcement training, career college training, internships and externships, and apprentic...
|TN||Signed into law 01/2010||Postsec.|
|Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010|
S.B. 7006, H.B. 7008
Enacts the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010. Revises previously established provisions to require the Tennessee higher education commission (THEC) to construct a statewide master plan that directs higher education to be accountable for increasing the edu...
|RI||Signed into law 11/2009||Postsec.||Bachelors Degree in Three|
Authorizes the Bachelors Degree in Three program, a new educational initiative designed to expedite the process so that students can earn a bachelors degree at a state college or university within three years. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/senatetext...
|RI||Signed into law 11/2009||Postsec.|
|Bachelors Degree in Three|
Authorizes the Bachelors Degree in Three program, a new educational initiative designed to expedite the process so that students can earn a bachelor's degree at a state college or university within 3 years; requires the establishment of a credit transfer polic...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||Postsec.||Collaborative Baccalaureate Degree Development Grant Program|
Requires the board of higher education to implement the Collaborative Baccalaureate Degree Development Grant Program to help deliver upper-division courses and bachelor's degree programs offered by colleges and universities at a location geographically conveni...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||Postsec.||Study on Identifying At-Risk College Students|
H.B. 1 - Section 371.20.95(A)
Section 371.20.95 (A): In FY 2010, directs the chancellor of the board of regents, in consultation with representatives of state colleges and universities, to conduct a study to identify the socioeconomic, demographic, academic, personal and other factors that...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Programs to Improve High School and College Completion|
Amends various provisions in Section 29.098 related to intensive summer programs for public school students and to college readiness programs at public institutions of higher education. Adds provisions in 61.0762 that allow the higher education coordinating bo...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||Postsecondary Tuition Residence Requirements/Encourage University Completion/State May Support Private Colleges and Universities|
Provides that in order to qualify as a resident for community college and state university tuition purposes, a person/parent or guardian must have maintained legal residence in the state for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to his or her initia...
|IL||Adopted 01/2009||Postsec.||Program Approval|
23 IAC 1030.10, 1030.20, 1030.30, 1030.60, 1030.70, 1030.80,1030.ILLUSTRATION A
Provides exemptions from program approval requirements. Requires any institution offering online instruction where the core academic support services, including admission, evaluation, assessment, registration, financial aid, academic scheduling, and faculty hi...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||Postsec.|
|Grants for Grads Program|
Establishes the Grants for Grads Program and the Grants for Grads Fund for assistance to college graduates in the purchase of their first home. Provides that eligible graduates must be Louisiana residents who have received an associate, baccalaureate, master's...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.|
|Plans To Increase College Graduation Rates|
Concerns graduation rates at institutions of higher education; develops a plan to increase graduation rates at state institutions of higher education.
|CO||Signed into law 05/2006||Postsec.||Support for Underserved Students in Higher Education|
Concerns underserved students at institutions of higher education; requires each institution of higher education performance contract to include an addendum requiring the institution to demonstrate its commitment to the retention and success of underserved stu...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||Postsec.||Retention And Graduation Rates|
An act to improve retention and graduation rates at public colleges and universities....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.||University Course Work and Degree Completion|
Requires any university staff member assigned to provide course selection advice to incoming freshman students to provide any student who has declared a major with a written, eight semester course of study providing a recommended sequence for all course requir...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2003||Postsec.||Efficient Use of Resources|
Requiring policies regarding the efficient use of instructional resources. Adds provisions relating to increased tuition fees for excess credits taken at institutions of higher education. Requires each four-year institution of higher education and the state bo...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12|
|Committee to Study the Adequate Preparation of Students|
Directs the Education, Assessment, and Accountability Review Subcommittee to study the issues of adequate preparation of students for promotion to higher grades, the establishment of appropriate educational criteria for entrance into higher grades, and remedia...