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Measuring Up 2008, A Midwestern Perspective on the National Report Card

Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), Minneapolis, MN (2009)

EPI was contracted to assist MHEC with this biennial report that examined how member states of the MHEC fare individually when compared to each other (intra-region), and collectively relative to other parts of the country (inter-region) in the categories of higher education preparation, participation, affordability, completion, and benefits. Data for Measuring Up were provided by the US Census Bureau and Department of Education. In total, 36 quantitative measures were used to analyze the five performance categories, from which states were given a letter grade ranging from A (a score of 93 or above) to F (a score below 60). The report highlights gaps in the postsecondary completion rates nationwide and provides implications for policy.