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  • NJ A2656
  • Requires closure of a four-year public institution of higher education that fails to achieve a six-year graduation rate of at least 50% for full-time undergraduate students.
Introduced
(2/8/2016)
In Committee
(2/8/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides that if a four-year public institution of higher education fails to achieve a six-year graduation rate of at least 50% for full-time undergraduate students by the completion of the first full academic year that occurs six years following the bill's effective date, the Secretary of Higher Education will develop procedures for the closure of the institution. However, if after five years the secretary finds that a four-year public institution of higher education is not on track to achieve a six-year graduation rate of at least 50% but is making sufficient progress toward achieving that goal, the secretary at his discretion may allow the institution additional time to achieve the rate before being subject to closure. Under the bill, the closure procedures developed by the secretary will include a timeline for the institution's closure, as well as plans for managing the existing funds, liabilities, and assets of the institution. In addition, the bill provides that the secretary will recommend to the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that the association revoke the regional accreditation of a four-year independent institution of higher education in New Jersey that fails to achieve a six-year graduation rate of at least 50% for full-time undergraduate students. However, if after five years, a four-year independent institution of higher education is not on track to achieve a six-year graduation rate of at least 50% but is making sufficient progress toward achieving that goal, the secretary at his discretion may delay the recommendation that the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools revoke the institution's accreditation until the secretary deems the recommendation to be appropriate.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee  (on 2/8/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
2/8/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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