More States Tie Spending on Colleges to Meeting Specific Goals

Every dime that South Carolina gives its public colleges may soon be tied to how well they perform.

Under a new financing system for higher education that the South Carolina General Assembly adopted overwhelmingly this month, the amount of money that each public college gets from the state will depend entirely on its progress in meeting a list of goals. The colleges are to be judged in such areas as the achievements of their graduates, administrative efficiency, and the quality of