Measuring the Dreaded ‘P’ Word

by E Wayne Ross on July 17, 2009

Inside Higher Ed; Measuring the Dreaded ‘P’ Word

Continuing its efforts to identify and encourage new ways to measure higher education performance, the Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability issued a new report Thursday designed to gauge how successfully public colleges in various states use their available resources to produce graduates with credentials that are valued in their markets. The report, “The Dreaded ‘P’ Word: An Examination of Productivity in Public Postsecondary Education,” also ranks states using the measure.