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Performance Measurement Report

The Performance Measurement Report demonstrates the effectiveness of Massachusetts public colleges in meeting legislatively mandated accountability objectives. The Report, prepared annually by the Board of Higher Education and presented to the Governor and the Legislature, provides data analyses of the success of the seven comprehensive state and 15 community colleges in fulfilling responsibilities to their students and meeting the needs of the Commonwealth. The University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, because of their special status, prepare their own performance measurement reports.

The Report covers a broad array of indicators dealing with the core areas of college performance, including access to higher education, college affordability, student success and the efficient use of college resources. The indicators are measured against a variety of benchmarks, including segmental, state, regional, national and longitudinal comparisons. Taken together, these indicators reflect the many ways in which the public colleges provide service to students and the Commonwealth.

Past Performance Measurement Reports may be viewed in the Policy and Report Library.


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