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Author(s):Midwestern Higher Education Compact
Title:Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Short Description:The Midwest PERL is designed to meet the data and policy-research needs of MHEC’s constituents through two complementary databases.
Annotation:The Midwest PERL, developed with support by Lumina Foundation for Education, is designed to meet the data and policy-research needs of MHEC’s constituents through two complementary databases: 1) state-specific data for MHEC member states and 2) links to quality policy reports and scholarly articles searchable by issue, sector, and institutional type.
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Adult Students
Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
College Access
Distance Education/Online Learning
P-16 (Pre K - Grade 16) Alignment and Initiatives
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