Ohio public colleges and universities can expect less state money in the coming years and a different way of distributing it.
Gov. John Kasich says the budget he will introduce in February will tie half of Ohio’s four-year universities’ state funding to their graduation rates. Kasich eventually wants to tie all of community-college funding to student performance.
Kasich’s move to expand performance funding puts him on the same page as other Republican governors and part of what Inside Higher Ed calls “an emerging Republican approach to higher education policy, built largely around cost-cutting."
But while some other Republican governors have seen significant pushback from higher education leaders, the Ohio funding changes have the support of Ohio’s public college and university presidents and of community college presidents.