For Indiana, the tipping point was a nearly 100 percent increase in college tuition during the past decade. In response, the state took steps to improve college affordability and performance.
That's why higher education officials were asked to share such ideas Wednesday with a House panel looking at state efforts to curb college costs.
Today, Ivy Tech Community College President Tom Snyder is scheduled to testify before a Senate panel looking at what schools are doing to reduce costs.
State funding contributes much more to university budgets than do federal funds: about 52 percent of general operating expenses, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.