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Missouri Could Change the Way State Colleges are Funded

Incoming freshmen run through the University of Missouri columns on Aug. 19, 2020, for the Tiger Walk, in Columbia, Mo. As waves of schools and businesses around the country are cleared to reopen, college towns are moving toward renewed shutdowns because of too many parties and too many COVID-19 infections among students. (Owen Ziliak/Missourian via AP)

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Missourinet) Missouri could change the way it funds the state’s public colleges and universities. State Senator Karla Eslinger, of southern Missouri’s Wasola, is proposing to create a different funding formula. The proposed formula would take into consideration things like average graduate pay and the number of students receiving Pell grants as well as seeking public service degrees.

Paul Wagner, with the Council on Public Higher Education, says the public colleges and universities he represents oppose this bill…

The Senate Education Committee is reviewing the bill.

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