States fund public colleges primarily based on how many students are enrolled. But a number of legislatures are considering policies that instead would link funding to whether students graduate, USA Today reports. Lawmakers in Ohio appear likely to adopt a plan, introduced this year, that would base 100 percent of higher education spending on course and degree completion. Indiana is considering a similar but more modest proposal. And in Louisiana, the governor and Legislature have called for plans that tie 25 percent of higher-education funding to student success. The concept of rewarding institutions that meet certain goals has been around...

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